PUBLIC LIBRARY RENOVATION FIT FOR TEENS

Animé Wall Wrap Visible From Entry
Photo © Doug Snower
XL Table as Face-to-Face Interaction
Photo © Doug Snower
Flexible for Performance
Photo © Doug Snower
Aesthetic Speaks to Teens
Photo © Doug Snower
Flexible Furnishings
Photo © Doug Snower
Flexibility Suits Teen Study Habits
Photo © Doug Snower
Playful Teen Entry
Photo © Doug Snower
Artful Teen Entry
Photo © Doug Snower
Architects
Architecture Is Fun
Location
Year
2011
Cost
100K - 1M
Stories
1-5 Stories
Client
Fountaindale Public Library
Team
Peter Exley, Sharon Exley, Architecture Is Fun, Fun Finders
Custom Wallcoverings
Studio Printworks
Tables & Seating
Knoll Furniture
Laminate Supplier
Abet Laminati
Artist
Matthew Hoffman
Paints
Benjamin Moore

Teen Library at the Fountaindale Public Library.
A relevant, energized 3500 SF space was transformed into a microcosm of an adult library with a diversity of resources, increased book collection and an environment that suits study and social habits of young adult users. Designed with a teen advisory board, Asian influences, clever materials, reconfigurable informal and formal furnishings and surprising elements entice and meet young adult needs. Not pristine, the Vortex teen library is designed to be casual, considered and carefully crafted.

Design Excellence Award, American Society of Interior Designers, 2011.
Award given for significant achievement for a public project.

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