5 gen 2013

The Community Bookshelf in Kansas City

The Library of Kansas City, which was founded in 1873, presents an architectural structure that reflects its function - is unique building of this kind in the world - "The Community Bookshelf" is a striking feature of city's downtown. It runs along the south wall of the Central Library's parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of aluminum with applied large format graphics . The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees.

Among the titles selected are "Cien Anos de Soledad" (100 Years of Solitude) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "The Republic" by Plato, "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens etc.. and Children's Stories like "Winnie the Pooh" by A. A. Milne or "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum.

The project was realized by Dimensional Innovations. It has won multiple awards; including an SEGD Award and an IDEA award.

The mission of the Kansas City Public Library is to provide resources, tools and adequate space in order to create a dynamic urban community-oriented culture, learning and the expansion of knowledge. It is considered by its users as an invaluable resource.

More info

photo credits: Dimensional Innovation

0 commenti:

Posta un commento

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More