Some movies about my projects........
The Brabant Library was one of the seven 'Libraries of the future' in the Libraries 2040 project. It is a fascinating design by architect Winy Maas (MVRDV) in which the power of a small-scale design is combined with the almost limitless possibilities of a 230-metre high super library.
BrainGym/MindSpa: The purpose of this Library concept is to create a library in which people can activate their brains and also their minds and in doing so improve their overall brain activity. This stimulus to the brain can have a significant impact on brain activity later on in life. brain. Brain gym is a part of the Libraries 2040 project an was created by students of the Design Academy Eindhoven
The Architecture Of Knowledge: The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) and the Netherlands Public Libraries Association set up a two week workshop for students from July 6 to July 17 2009. Main aim of the workshop was to establish a set of new possibilities which can be used as a framework and/or starting point for the architects of future libraries. Students from different educational backgrounds were invited to apply to work under tutelage of one of the following mentors: Daniel van der Velden Rients Dijkstra (Maxwan architects + urbanists), Jurgen Bey & Ester van de Wiel and Gabriel Lester. Each mentor guided a specific team during the two week workshop, the students were divided into four teams (The public library of the future team, The Fantastic library team, the Excellence team and The Netbook and the library team). The mentors provided the students with theoretical and practical lessons in order to guide the research that the participants undertook. Each of the mentors brought with him/her their own background of cultural production – such as contemporary art/film, (social) design, and architecture/ urban design – which in turn challenged the notions and concepts that the participating students had on what a library is, and more importantly, what it could be.
De bibliotheek anders bekeken / a fresh look at the library (sorry / only in Dutch): The library is designed to equip people as fully as possible in order that they can develop culturally and socially and are capable of making independent choices. In an age of information overload, we have to utilise all our knowledge and qualities in order to help people make choices. What is important and meaningful for their development and is suited to their personal identity? It’s about creating a new kind of wealth for them: the relaxation, the attention, the quality and the true meaning that have now become so precious.
The Architecture of Knowledge / Study tour from rob bruijnzeels on Vimeo.