ARCH 418 APR. / 2015
Group Members: Brian Farci, Luca Lliteras Roldán, Michael Wu
The current library is in flux due to the technological advances in accessing information. The central library was previously the storage location for rare books and information that was unreproducible, making it a destination for research, but today it attends to the cultural, social, and economic needs of the community.
The Harold Washington Library will provide to the grid of Chicago a flexible and adaptable program that is an extension of public space, allowing the librarian to curate the space reflecting the needs of the user.
The library’s design features a large central atrium with storage racks for the books and programmatic elements that can be rolled out and set up to allow for different events on a daily basis.To aid in describing the changing programmatic condition of the building, a comic strip was created and used in the final presentation.