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* Architecture: The William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library by Adjaye Associates

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 29 July 2012

Architecture: The William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library by Adjaye Associates: “..The second of two new libraries in Washington DC by architects Adjaye Associates comprises grey concrete blocks with yellow timber fins..The William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library is located in a residential neighbourhood in the south of city and sits on a gently sloping site..The central volume of the building contains reading areas for adults, children and teenagers, while group study areas and conference rooms are located in the three wings that adjoin. Faceted concrete legs raise these wings above the ground, creating a sheltered amphitheatre and bicycle parking area by the entrance..”  “Communities need empowering buildings – and this neighbourhood library is all about the creation of a strong beacon for its community. The primary act of public architecture is to create spaces that are socially edifying and socially liberating – using design excellence as a social force that makes good. This is at the heart of my work, so it is very exciting to see this building welcome its community through its doors.” – David Adjaye”..  Exactly..

See our post on another library by Adjaye Associates: Architecture: The Francis Gregory Library by Adjaye Associates.

image: Edmund Sumner; article: Dezeen

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One Response to “* Architecture: The William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library by Adjaye Associates”

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