Project
Portal – the library multimedia facility

Category
Best Design Project for Library

About the project
This proposal is not just a library as you've always been thinking about it. It’s a multimedia center with coworking zones, private cozy reading capsules, a studio for creative workshops, a photo area, a VR site, an art hall, a playing room for kids, and books, of course.

The design site wasn’t too big, so squeezing in all of these was quite a challenge, but the designers managed it smoothly. At first, the site was so devastated that it was even scary. They had to demolish everything and do things from scratch. Now, you can come here to read a book – but also for a yoga class, an art exhibition, some VR experience, and there is also a 3D printer available.

Location
St. Petersburg, Russia

Project implementation year
2022

Project website
https://vk.com/bkmk_portal

Extra visual materials (photos, videos etc.)
Level 1, visualization https://cloud.mail.ru/public/bebi/2iigZowof 

Level 2, visualization https://cloud.mail.ru/public/4yQM/3JvNab2cD 

Basement, visualization https://cloud.mail.ru/public/29Z4/LxJAwreGc 

Floor plans https://cloud.mail.ru/public/4qzf/V5qeME6c2 

Room layouts, with dimensions https://cloud.mail.ru/public/2Jr9/5uUY1pS6G  

Portal opening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXtjJl-kuuQ

Pics before reconstruction works https://cloud.mail.ru/public/fXQ8/ZcaoDGQt9 

Applicant and authors of the project
Centralized Library System of the Kirovsky District

Project status
Implemented

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