Snøhetta To Bring Innovative Library Design To North Philly

 

Snøhetta and Stantec

Librarians embrace the future at Temple University | Rendering: Snøhetta and Stantec

  • Temple University unveiled official renderings yesterday for its planned $190 million state-of-the-art library. Although the library will stretch across an entire city block (between 13th Street and Liacouras Walk), Norwegian designers Snøhetta and local firm Stantec worked to free up space in a building envisioned as the physical and spiritual heart of the North Philadelphia campus. A “robotic text-retrieval system” will streamline pulling from the stacks. In addition, The Inquirer reports that “the library will feature quiet study and reading spaces, larger meeting rooms, and areas for special events and technology-related activities such as data visualization and 3-D printing.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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