This is the competition proposal for Daegu Gosan public library by Dia Studio, based in Amsterdam, named ‘the Public Living Room’.
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The Public Living Room by Dia Architecture Studio stand out by the double-height spatial core within the building, “where all other peripheral functions are organized around and through it.”
The proposed design includes a reading room, a place to hold conferences or lectures, a casual cinema and theater space and more.
From Dia Architecture Studio:
The Public Living Room
The notion of the living room within any residential context is always related mainly to a private, familiar environment with the micro scale of the family members. It is a place for social, communal reunion, a gathering place, a place of belonging. This notion of such a private space is then extrapolated to a much larger scale: the scale of a public library.
We conceive the Public Living Room as a double-height spatial core within the building where all other peripheral functions are organized around and through it. In this way, the Public Living Room is a public arena, almost like an agora with flexible capabilities and performances.
From an informal reading room to a relaxing lounge area, a place to hold conferences, lectures, even Pecha Kuchas. From a casual cinema space to even a space where theatre performances or music events can take place. It is a public space that has the potential to be used in many different ways and configurations beyond the normal opening hours of any traditional library. The library is been activated 24/7 through a huge diversity of activities becoming a truly cultural, social event space.
source Dia Architecture Studio