Description

Description

Central atrium with circular ramp and glass lifts to facilitate circulation around the building.

Double height lower ground study area housing over 200 computers. 50 kilometres of shelving help maintain the Library's primarily open access approach. Bookshelves serve a secondary function of absorbing noise in quiet study areas on the perimeter of the building. A user friendly layout with many facilities replicated on each floor and co-ordinated signage throughout. Presence-detection lighting and natural ventilation are designed to achieve energy conservation.

Library, computers, Archive Reading Room and store, group study rooms, photocopying, Training Suites.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

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Size

16002 m2

Floors

5

Architect

Fosters and Partner

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Group study spaces, Teaching rooms

External features

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Internal features

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Energy efficiency

Lighting, Ventilation

Accessibility provision

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Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

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Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

Public access terminals, Number of public computer terminals: 200

Seats/study places

1,686

Stock

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