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A new wave of library architecture

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

Routledge, 2013

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... A new wave of library architecture The new Libraries are no longer places of regulated patronage in formaLLy distinct rooms, but are increasingly open-plan - places where independent users come who 'want to solve their inteLLectual...

Libraries: the 'sacred' spaces of modernity

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

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... Libraries: the ‘sacred’ spaces of modernity The development of the Library as a public building is almost as old as writing itself. The early Libraries in Alexandria and the Ancient Near East were not only storehouses of books, but were...

Developing the brief and establishing a project management team

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

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... Developing the brief and establishing a project management team When planning a new Library or the major refurbishment of an existing Library, developing a comprehensive brief is vital. This process should include aLL the key Library...

Places and partners

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

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... Places and partners In the previous chapter, the four elements of 'places, partners, programmes and people' were identified as being central to the design brief As with any public facility, locational issues are crucial to the success...

A vital space for children and young people

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

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... A vital space for children and young people Children's use of Libraries remains high, and the newer Libraries are becoming increasingly popular as meeting and study places for young people and students. It is a matter of some debate...

Programmes and people: the changing library programme

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

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... LIVERPOOL Figure 7.1 Floor plan of West Derby Carnegie Library, 1905, re-drawn by Ian Worpole. Clear allocation of spaces to functions, including separate reading rooms for 'Boys' and 'Ladles' Though libraries in many towns and cities...

Lessons from the case studies and post-occupancy evaluation

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

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... Lessons from the case studies and post-occupancy evaluation A post-occupancy evaluation (POE) is a crucial stage in the overaLL assessment of how a new building fulfils the intentions of those who commissioned it, along with those...

What you see is what you get: key elements of library architecture

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

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... What you see is what you get: key elements of library architecture The first Victorian public Libraries were monuments to the ideal of municipal reform and the rise of civic culture. In the great cities they often took the form...

Twenty-first century libraries: changing forms, changing functions

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

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... Twenty-first century libraries: changing forms, changing functions Do Libraries have a future? There is no doubt they do, as the current wave of Library-building across the world confirms. However, new designs for Libraries...

Academic library case studies

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

Routledge, 2013

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... Academic library case studies Aberdeen: Un iversity of Aberdeen , University Library Opening date: Autumn 2011 University claims, no doubt referrin g to the green, blue and Client: University of Aberdeen whi te striation of the glazing...