Project
Library on the River Karpovka

Category
Best Design Project for Library

About the project
The project fits in with the general development plan for the Karpovka Embankment. The library is intended to become a small and quiet oasis for its visitors, a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city with a comfortable and stimulating atmosphere. The library’s new design features the traditional northern modern style, combining a discreet background with bright elements. The close vicinity of the river prompted the designer to use a wide variety of materials, including wood, shiny metal, plants, and water, as well as media such as colored light and natural sounds. In the lobby, there is a mural depicting the Karpovka Embankment. In addition, the library now boasts a well-equipped lecture hall, a cozy co-working space, and a quest room.

Location
Embankment of the River Karpovka, St. Petersburg, Russia

Project implementation year
2022

Project website
https://pr-cbs.ru/libkarpovka

Extra visual materials (photos, videos etc.)
https://disk.yandex.ru/d/4990KaQhBIy5jg

Applicant
Centralized Library System of the Petrogradsky District

Author of the project
Art Vita architectural and design studio

Olga Kovaleva, designer

Project status
Implemented

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