Design Criteria for the Library of Tomorrow

The library is in transition from a building with space for 'passive consumption' and the storage of books into an institute where users 'tag', comment upon and contextualize information themselves:
  • The library is changing and this has consequences for the development criteria of tomorrow's libraries.
  • The library links to all kinds of partners – archives, museums and creative institutions – in the cultural, pedagogic and social fields.
  • The library will become a multifaceted facility where people will not only consume, but also create knowledge.
  • Upstream’ is as important as downstream
Volume | Independent quarterly for Architecture (2008)