Core Architecture has successfully finished designing DC Public Library in Washington DC, United States. This project was offered by EastBanc, Inc as a project for the District’s new West End Library. Through this project, the designing firm was able to bring airy, bright, and modern interior environment into the library.
DC Public Library
Core Architecture worked together with TEN Arquitectos, a building design architect, to design an interior environment for DC Public Library. Such interior was chosen as it blends seamlessly with the forward-thinking approach of the building.
Meanwhile, the DC Public Library provides a number of facilities or services and programmatic offerings for the community, including individual study rooms, a public meeting room, a café, and a conference room.
Airy and Modern Interior
In regards to the interior, it went with modern approach oozing an airy and bright atmosphere. There are also soaring angled columns and powerful accents to create a spatial and visual journey for every visitor.
DC Public Library showcases a custom artwork by Adrienne Gaither and Nekisha Durrett to convey the community’s diversity and history. The artwork is in a form of murals displayed above the main reading area and within the children’s section.
The architectural firm divided the building into several sections for children, teens, and adults. Each section has its own distinctive look that can be easily differentiated once you have entered the building. For instance, the children’s area is covered with wooden structure and has a distinctive pavilion defined by the colors of blue, magenta, and green.
These colors were chosen to reflect a sense of warmth and offer comfort for the children while reading their books. For the teen area, it comes with a technology bar and study tables. This particular area is separated by lower book stacks.
There are also new books and browsing area featuring the warm tones of yellow, red, and orange.