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Mary Frisbee

New York, NY, US

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Drawing from the Beatniks: A Space for sharing culture

The concept of the library is to create a place for people to interact in the city. Through the liberation of the footprint of the site, an urban plaza is formed that visually connects the elements of the context: the street, the park, and the courthouse. The plaza is accessible from both the street and the existing courtyard space behind the library. It contains a place to be- covered benches, a place to perform- stage, and a place to wander- water labyrinth. The interior spaces of the library are organized in relation to this exterior plaza, to allow for views into the space. 

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Charleston, SC

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