Roxbury Branch of the BPL Renovation

Roxbury Branch of the BPL Renovation

Architecte
Utile
Lieu
Roxbury, Boston, MA, USA | View Map
Année du projet
2020
Catégorie
Bibliothèques
Anton Grassl
Fiche technique du produit

ÉlémentMarqueProduct Name
Interior FurnitureArper SPA
Interior FurnitureNienkämper International, Inc.
Exterior DoorsKawneer
Kawneer 1600 system
Interior Furniturenaughtone
Allways
Interior LightingFoscarini
Gregg
Interior FurnitureBernhardt
Mitt Lounge Chair

Fiche technique du produit
Interior Furniture
Exterior Doors
Kawneer 1600 system by Kawneer
Interior Furniture
Allways by naughtone
Interior Lighting
Gregg by Foscarini
Interior Furniture
Mitt Lounge Chair by Bernhardt

Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library Renovation

Utile en tant que Architectes.

Utile worked with the Boston Public Facilities Department and the Boston Public Library to complete the comprehensive renovation of the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library in Nubian Square, following a previous entry design and programming study for the building. This project creates a welcoming environment for visitors, enhances the library’s presence in the Lower Roxbury community, and fully upgraded the outdated building systems.

photo_credit Anton Grassl
Anton Grassl
photo_credit Anton Grassl
Anton Grassl

The 27,000 square foot renovation includes a revitalized community room with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, new lighting, and large windows overlooking a new entrance and plaza. New programs include a technology teaching lab and a nutrition lab featuring a full kitchen, and a dedicated African American collection is prominently located just inside the new entrance. Expanded computer stations and laptop availability provide visitors with access to technology throughout the library.

photo_credit Anton Grassl
Anton Grassl
photo_credit Anton Grassl
Anton Grassl

The renovation visually opens up the library to the community by replacing much of the concrete and glass block walls with new transparent window walls. The entrance was re-oriented to Dudley Street and the Nubian Square MBTA Station to further engage with the neighborhood, and overlook a fully redesigned plaza. A raised terrace under a large entry canopy provides shaded outdoor space for reading and accessing the library’s Wi-Fi.

photo_credit Anton Grassl
Anton Grassl

Additional building upgrades include new windows, new insulation, a new roof, and modernized HVAC and lighting to significantly reduce the building’s energy consumption and carbon footprint. The library is now fully accessible with a new elevator and enhanced technology for the hearing impaired.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Public Library announced the completion of the Roxbury Branch Library renovation on October 28, 2020.

photo_credit Anton Grassl
Anton Grassl
photo_credit Anton Grassl
Anton Grassl
photo_credit Anton Grassl
Anton Grassl

 

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