Images

Images

The Open University Library 03

Digilab

The Open University Library 02

West View of the building (Photography by Andrew Putler. The images may not be used for commercial purposes)

The Open University Library 01

Interior view

Description

Description

Library, computing, multimedia, Open University teaching materials archive, research archive, research study facilities, TV viewing area, wireless network, flexible AV systems.

Three storey building with atrium. Concrete structure with full height columns. Exterior cladding anodised aluminium in shades of grey. Full height windows. Archives designed to BS5454 (2000). Feature entrance screen of concrete painted columns. Woven, leather, photocollage, landscape and glass artwork features

Awards

SCONUL Design Awards highly commended

The Building

The Building

Type of library

Central/Main library/LRC

Size

6000 m2

Floors

3

Architect

Swanke, Hayden, Connell International

Building contractor

-

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Baby changing facilities, Cafe/refreshment areas, Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Public address system, Teaching rooms

External features

Art works, Materials

Internal features

Design features, Security, Staff accommodation/facilities

Energy efficiency

Lighting

Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Equipment controls: location, Furniture height, Parking, Signage / guiding

Interior designer

-

Furniture suppliers

-

Services and facilities suppliers

-

IT provision

Internet access, Self service circulation, WiFi

Seats/study places

150

Stock

250,000