The Book Stop Project is a design concept offering a huge potential for community libraries to evolve from monolithic buildings to activated public spaces.
(14 November 2017) The project is the vision of Philippines-based WTA Architecture + Design Studio and has already won several international awards.
WTA says: ‘The Book Stop Project refocuses on the core program of a library as a place for books and reading, a space for human interaction, and a platform for learning. It is a network of mobile spaces spread across the city, each garnering far more foot traffic than the typical library. The Book Stop refrains from trying to reinvent the purpose of libraries. It instead works on rethinking the physical architecture and the distribution system of libraries, emphasizing casual serendipity and ease of access.”
Designing Libraries has the full story.