Architecture firm Snøhetta has released images of a new library it has designed for a Philadelphia university, stating that it aims to challenge the “traditional typology of the research library”
The building – designed in collaboration with architecture and engineering firm Stantec – will be located on the campus of Temple University, a research-focused institution with roughly 37,800 students. [The library is scheduled to open in Fall 2018].
Encompassing 225,000 square feet (20,900 metres), the new facility will contain study areas, resource centres, a cafe, an event hall, public spaces, and a sophisticated information technology system, among other amenities.
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Includes link to public radio audio interview with Joseph Lucia, Temple University’s Dean of Libraries