Ward Robinson

Cramlington Library

Attention-grabbing design of a dedicated children’s library, as part of a relaunched library and information centre in Northumberland.

The design scheme needed to incorporate sufficient storage and display but also playfully engage children of all ages, inspiring them to want to explore the library’s facilities.

To attract and intrigue young readers we came up with a concept of winding shelving and a twisting ‘ribbon’ which danced around the space and denoted the separate age-range zones. We created niches to foster parent and child interaction, proposed flexible furniture to cater for group and community learning, and made imaginative use of technology such as X-Box-based interactive screens projected onto the entrance tunnel.

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Project

Client
Northumberland County Council

Description
Public Library Development

Location
Northumberland

Completed
2013

Sector
Interior Design, Public Buildings