The Seattle Central Library itself is the Seattle Public Library System in the United States. The exhibition hall is located in downtown Seattle, taking Bus 2 to Spring St and getting off at 4th Ave Station is a 56-metre-high building of glass and steel. Although it looks like a building with a sense of overall design, there are 11 separate pavilions on its facade. Although, when the library opened, the exhibition, designed by Rem Koolhaas, was challenged by controversy over several separate "floating platforms" and the design of spider webs, as well as the bold planning of Hoffman Construction Company, the general contractor in Portland. However, the 34,000 square meters public library, apparently in real use, has won a lot of love and support. It contains about 1.45 million books and other materials, including more than 400 computers open to the public and an underground public parking lot. Of course, besides our library, there are many small branches under the name of the Central Library. Among them, Broadview Branch, Madrona's Sally Goldmark Branch and Broadview Branch are the most distinctive ones. Although they are small in size, they also have their own special collections. As far as our library is concerned, the Central Library of this young city is fully endowed with the character and spirit of the city itself. Although the opening hours of the library are from 10:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Thursday and from 10:00 to 18:00 from Friday to Sunday, there are still many outdoor performances here even after 6:00 p.m. In 2007, the library was rated 150 favorites by the American Institute of Architects. One of the buildings (ranked 108), but the wayward curator is obviously very confident about his outdoor space. Libraries often hold many outdoor reading and creative activities. Universities in Seattle regularly hold a series of activities such as Global Reading with libraries. In Seattle, young people and children, this is a central reading space with strong family affinity. Meanwhile, let everyone depend on it very much. Local residents and students can apply for library membership free of charge and receive regular notifications of activities. And the most perfect and first-class lending system here also enables readers to borrow books and videos of different styles within a fixed period of time and make full use of their resources.
I visited the Seattle Central Library. I don't know if it's because I came in the evening and I can't see the blue sky, so I don't find it particularly interesting or beautiful. It feels similar to the National Theatre. The reading room on the top floor is not bad. There are many people sitting in a daze in shabby clothes. Because public libraries, the whole building is filled with a faint taste of homeless people, not abstract taste, but real smell... At the door, a family with children passed by. The little boy asked his father what the building was. The father said - "It" s just a crazy library!"
The design of public libraries is very special, with glass curtain walls and good lighting inside. There are many Chinese books on the bookshelves marked with languages, and there will be advertisements for free movies if you are the one. There are various kinds of words on the floor of the library. It is said that the floor is made of bamboo and looks like rubber floor. Seeing a row of Chinese characters, the chef is getting old and the dishes are tastier. There is a cafe upstairs. The glass is very transparent. There is also a large indoor lawn in the middle. On the next level, there are computers all around. About 100 people are using them. There are old people and many minority people. I haven't seen any Internet cafes during my travels in the United States. It's very convenient for donkey friends to rest and surf the internet.
The building of Seattle Central Library is very special. It attracts more tourists because of this special building. The library is located in downtown Seattle. Visits are free. There are many local people here to read and borrow books. Ten floors here, but higher than the general ten floors, the eleventh floor is people's work area, can not visit. You must come here to Seattle.
The last stop is Koolhaas's library, which is also her favorite. OMA is my favorite office. Breakthrough typological design thinking can often surprise people, but do not attach importance to modeling, which is estimated to be related to the origin of old Ku journalists. Several different functional blocks staggered and overlapped, wrapped in diamond-shaped skin, constitute the building body.
The escalators are lit up in a school bus yellow color, the details of the dewey decimal system rotate on large television screens, rain patters on the diamond shaped window panes, and 400 computers sit ready to be used. Many of the chairs are clearly from previous generations of the library, there are no artistic or architectural inefficiencies, and the companies with a presence in the company were once Seattle Start ups.Like Seattle itself, The Seattle Public Library manages to balance on the tightrope between hi-tech advancements, intelligence, style, environmentalism, and comfort.The Seattle Public Library is a great choice for book nerds, architectural enthusiasts, environmentalists, or even people who want to spend a few minutes sheltered from the rain.
Seattle Central Library is made up of glass. There are many layers, super Big Mac. The atmosphere of learning is really great and wonderful. Once you enter, you have unlimited desire for knowledge. Remember to keep quiet in the library. Everyone is very conscious.