Watch this exciting webinar, “Library Architecture: The Library of the Future,” with Professor Steffen Lehmann, Ph.D., of the University of Nevada’s School of Architecture, leader of the interdisciplinary Urban Futures Lab, and former UNESCO Chair-Holder for Sustainable Urban Development.
Prof. Lehmann delves into the historical evolution of public libraries, tracing their lineage from private collections housed in monasteries and palaces to free-standing public buildings up to their current state as multifunctional hybrid spaces.
Explore statements from esteemed library architects on the future of libraries and understand the characteristics defining the Next-Generation Library. Discover how libraries, with their ever-evolving design, have reinvented their architectural typology to meet the demands of changing times, embodying innovation in their physical and functional features.
This webinar is not only about design but also about the dynamic, community-centric role libraries play in society. Expect a lively discussion about the challenges and opportunities of the next-generation libraries as we explore the intersection of physical design, technology integration, and societal needs.
From public roof gardens to automated storage systems, prepare to envision the library of the future.
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Lehmann, S. (2023). Reimaging the Library of the Future. From Social Condenser and Community Hub to Regenerative Design. Public Library Quarterly, 42. Taylor Francis. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01616846.2023.2242626