ATLANTA-FULTON CENTRAL LIBRARY



CLIENT

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN CENTER

LOCATION
ATLANTA, GA.

SIZE
265,000 sqft.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Atlanta-based Architecture and Design Center (ADC) has undertaken an unsolicited, pro-bono design effort with the assistance of Atlanta firm, 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.