Chicago Public Library Design Competition, 2009.
Like all institutions open to the public, one may judge the success or popularity of a library based on the number of its members or its ability to attract a diverse and large group of people. The modern library may not present itself as just a repository of books – it must be the place for people to discover the world, through media – but more importantly, through a sense of community.
Especially in uncertain times, a public library can be a safe haven – a place of permanence and security where people may gather to share thoughts and ideas, to communicate and collaborate. These are our attempts at creating messages and imagery for the CPL that we hope will prove meaningful and compelling.
All competition entries at this location [one needs to be a flickr member to vote, not to view].
Wish us luck!