"The traditional role of the library, as an information repository where visitors passively consumed knowledge, is shifting to a key facilitator of knowledge creation. 15 years ago libraries were dominated by books with quiet spaces focused on solitary activity. Today, the books share the library space with other technology and a greater range of activities. With a renewed focus on people rather than objects, the public library has become a place to explore and experiment; a laboratory of sorts. Through providing an open public space this encourages all society groups to engage with and help each other."
On this week’s collection at Archello.com "Redefining the Library" curated by Mecanoo we share our vision, beliefs and methodology about the process of designing libraries.
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