2016 News Archive

Designing Libraries News Archive 2016

31 May 2016

  • What will a library be tomorrow?
    31/05/2016
    A hybrid, multimedia space for knowledge access and activation - as has been the case for much of its history.
  • Living in a material world
    25/05/2016
    Ravensbourne, a specialist arts and design institution, has officially launched the first partnership materials library in the country.
  • IFLA Green Library Award winner announced
    24/05/2016
    The Little Sun Ecological Library in Mexico has won the award for a library where 'sustainability was in the soul of the project' from the beginning.
  • SCONUL Design Awards shortlist announced
    05/05/2016
    SCONUL has announced those libraries shortlisted for the 2016 Library Design Awards.
  • School library design can improve education
    20/04/2016
    An opinion piece from Singapore on the observation of student behaviour in the library and why we need to put the student at the centre of library design.
  • Arcadia gets the 'Manchester Look'
    19/04/2016
    The new Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre, Levenshulme, Manchester has opened with a bright, welcoming open plan neighbourhood library interior design.
  • SLA Inspiration Award open for entries
    18/04/2016
    The sponsored award recognises inspiring library design in primary and secondary schools, and now runs biennially.
  • Library building awards announced
    14/04/2016
    The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association have announced the seven recipients of the 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.
  • Lancaster's new shelving
    07/04/2016
    Forster Ecospace has released photos of the new shelving layout for the recently remodelled Lancaster University Library.
  • Visualising library enquiries - a graphic arts project
    04/04/2016
    Wissens­kosmos is a public real-time visualisation of enquiry activities inside the Saxon State and University Library Dresden.
  • £2.3m for Welsh libraries, museums and archives
    02/04/2016
    Libraries, museums and archives in Wales will benefit from over £2.3million Welsh Government funding to develop and enhance their services.
  • Architect Zaha Hadid dies
    01/04/2016
    British architect Zaha Hadid has died aged 65, following a sudden heart attack in Miami.
  • Science Museum opens new Research Centre and Library
    31/03/2016
    The Science Museum formally launches its new Dana Research Centre and Library on 31st March at its inaugural conference celebrating the Museum’s research community.
  • New library for Holborn
    21/03/2016
    U+I, the regeneration developer, is to partner with Camden Council to redevelop Holborn Library and Cockpit Yard, creating a new destination for Holborn.
  • Integrated library, theatre and cinema for Chester
    19/03/2016
    A new £37m arts and cultural centre will open in Chester next year, to be named Storyhouse.
  • A tale of two Sydneys
    18/03/2016
    Coincidentally, plans have been revealed for the new civic centre and library in Sydney, Australia and options for the library in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
  • Restoring the world's oldest library
    04/03/2016
    The ancient al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez isn’t just the oldest library in Africa. Founded in 859, it’s the oldest working library in the world.
  • Idea Stores - still thriving
    29/02/2016
    Writing for the CILIP blog, Kate Pitman argues that the innovations introduced by the Idea Stores concept are still relevant in the 21st century.
  • Lancaster University Library remodelled
    17/02/2016
    The remodelling of the university's main library, with 14,500 sq.m. of interior spaces, is complete, creating a learning facility fit for the 21st Century.
  • IFLA Green Library Award 2016
    12/02/2016
    IFLA has announced the Green Library Award. Any outstanding Green Library project, initiative or idea may apply for the Award.
  • Dubai to build book-shaped library
    09/02/2016
    Dubai is to build a library housing millions of books which will be the largest cultural centre in the region when it opens in 2017.
  • New library wing for Essex University
    08/02/2016
    Two new buildings at Essex University have been completed: a new wing to the Albert Sloman Library and the Silberrad Student Centre.
  • Spring opening for Bicester's new library
    03/02/2016
    Bicester's brand new library will open its doors to the public on Monday, April 11 as local organisations plan for the future of the growing town.
  • Storing a fine art collection
    21/01/2016
    Essex University's collection of fine art from Latin America is the latest collection to benefit from custom designed storage and display facilities.
  • The Core, Solihull - opening soon!
    18/01/2016
    Solihull Council has unveiled ‘The Core’ as the new name for the Central Library, Arts Complex and Solihull Connect building.
  • David Cameron opens school library
    15/01/2016
    Just before Christmas St John the Evangelist CE Primary School, Carterton, Oxfordshire, had a surprise visit from David Cameron, who opened the new library.
  • Study pods create flexible learning spaces
    Study pods create flexible learning spaces
    11/01/2016
    A recent project by FG Library & Learning for two campus sites at Bournemouth & Poole College shows how modern design can create flexible learning spaces.
 
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