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Old April 4th, 2006, 06:40 AM   #21
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NYC's Newest "Green" Library Parcel to National Trend


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JANUARY 26, 2006 -- The New York Public Library system made a new addition to its branches on January 17th with the opening of its Bronx Library Center (BLC), a $50 million 78,000-square-foot facility that evinces as much faith in the future of the troubled borough as it does in sustainable building practices.

Designed by Manhattan-based Dattner Architects, the soaring, five-story edifice with a boomerang-shaped roof is the first "green" library in the city system. The facility has applied for LEED Gold designation and joins a growing number of ecologically responsible libraries emerging across the country.

Dattner and his client adhered to a number of ecofriendly standards in the building, which is situated in a neighborhood where window bars are a more common sight than the new library’s towering double-glazed low-E curtain wall. Ninety percent of demolition debris and half the construction waste were recycled. In addition, the architect used only Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood for the library’s finishes.

But BLC's signature achievement is its use of natural light, emitted in lavish amounts through floor-to-ceiling glass, rear skylights, and an outdoor reading terrace. The open floor plan permits maximum daylight penetration, while high-efficiency artificial lighting equipment with dimming controls allow for further energy savings in nighttime hours.

BLC joins a small but growing number of libraries in the United States designed around environmentally-sustainable principles. According to the United States Green Building Council, there are currently only 11 libraries nationally that have won LEED certification, including the Oriole Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library System (LEED Certified in 2004), the Sun Valley Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library System (LEED Gold, 2005), and the Platinum-rated Lake View Terrace Library, also part of the Los Angeles system, which secured its rating last year.
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The Berlin Brain by Lord Norman Foster

The newly constructed Philological Library of the Free University in Berlin

Berlin has gained a fascinating new architectural landmark and the Freie Universität a new address: the Philological Library designed by the renowned British architect Lord Norman Foster. The new building, which adopts the form of a brain, has provided a new home for 700,000 books in eleven sublibraries. The governing mayor of Berlin and Sir Lord Norman Foster attended the ceremonial opening of the new building, which took place on 14th September 2005.











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