Libraries today serve as gathering places, community centers, and cafes. We need to stop viewing libraries as sacred temples of reading and research and more as a collective gathering place of people, ideas, events, incites imagination and satisfies curiousity - a veritable flowering of culture.
With a form that evokes the Oklahoma Rose, this library has a multilayered skin that passively filters light, sound, and visitors to the library. These ‘petals’ diffuse the light entering the library, reducing solar heat gain and providing excellent reading light.
Status: School Project
Location: Norman, OK, US