As part of the program Building Education Revolution, promoted by the Australian federal government education experts from the architectural studio dKO Architecture was tasked to develop a creative library for students and primary school students of St. Joseph in Collingwood (Melbourne, Australia).
Today the library is not only a book depository and access points to large volumes of printed publications, but also provide opportunities to use audio and visual materials in various formats.
According to the creators of a bright library, the main task of architects in projects of this kind, is to create space that will solve the problems associated with continually developing and changing technology. Much attention to itself requires a dynamic and diverse format of teaching the age group, which includes an elementary school.
Sensible use of space and light quality are paramount. This is followed by ergonomic furniture, capacity and efficiency of storage systems. Due to the fact that “the silence in the library should be” focusing on acoustics, which provides methods to combat with noise.
Of course, space educational institution must not distract attention from visitors to their main goal – to acquire new knowledge and information. At the same time, this environment is simply obliged to draw attention and interest, to provide a favorable psychological climate and a creative, positive atmosphere.
On our site we have already talked about one of the projects from dKO Architecture – a beautiful outdoor terrace, located in one of Melbourne’s skyscrapers. The work of the authors of the project can be found on the official website of the architectural studio: