undefinedRavensbourne materials library

The institution, an independent higher education institution with a longstanding specialism in Design, Media, Communication and Technology, is the first in the UK to partner with Material ConneXion, a global materials consultancy with some of the world's most advanced, innovative and sustainable materials and processes. 

The library will hold 500 selected materials and is designed to encourage students to research material selection when creating and developing products. The library of materials and technologies will help students studying product design, fashion and architecture to understand the use of materials in the design and manufacturing process.

Ravensbourne and Material ConneXion have signed a three year contract which will see the library grow to include 1,500 materials. Ravensbourne will be providing students with the learning tools to touch, feel, compare and contrast materials, allowing them to make informed choices when developing their ideas as well as the opportunity to work with up-to-date materials, selected by a monthly jury at Material ConneXion.

undefinedRavensbourne materials library

This collection will improve the knowledge of graduates and assist them to become the future innovators of the design world.

Description

Description

Library with 35 open access computers, WiFi, Quiet and silent zoned study areas, Self-service/RFID with 24 hour external return chute, plasma screen area, disabled lift.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Departmental library

Size

1009 m2

Floors

2

Architect

James Partnership

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Specialist subject collections

External features

Shared building

Internal features

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Energy efficiency

Control mechanisms, Energy conservation, Lighting

Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Furniture height

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

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Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

General, Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 35

Seats/study places

119

Stock

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