The Atlanta-based Architecture and Design Center (ADC) has undertaken an unsolicited, pro-bono design effort with the assistance of Atlanta firm, Praxis3 architecture + multidisciplinary design, to show that the Atlanta-Fulton Central Library designed by Marcel Breuer can once again be a vital, dynamic part of the Atlanta community. It is our belief that this 20th Century architectural masterpiece can be updated to become an iconic exemplar of the 21st Century public library.


To this point, the design team shows a reprogrammed building with many reimagined civic and library functions. Key interventions on the interior of the building open up the space and gives it new life. An exterior renovation could reinvent the plaza into an open and inviting civic space while adding direct access to lower level gallery and auditorium spaces. Lastly, a series of subtle but dynamic media projections would enliven the building’s façade while respecting the building’s historically significant architecture.


This effort was entirely unsolicited and is intended as a study for the public and for various political entities to demonstrate what the library can become.


About Praxis3: Praxis3 is an architecture + multidisciplinary design firm serving a diverse array of clients across the country. Our clients include leading universities, technical colleges, automotive groups, developers, local governments, financial institutions, and retail groups. Founded in 1997, Praxis3 is based in Atlanta, Georgia. During our 18 year history we have excelled at customer service and our work is the recipient of numerous design awards and client accolades. For additional information please contact Ryan Stancill 404.849.8114


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atlanta ga 30303