Library Design for Arts Council of Wales
Project created in collaboration with two fellow Interior Design students: Lauren King and Walid Ennadir
Special thank you for my program Director - Craig Thomas for making this whole thing happen
Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi School Library Design Project for Arts Council of Wales, developed as a part of Lead Creative Schools Scheme program was a 3-months work experience during which I had an opportunity to work closely with students while developing the design for the new school library.
The project involved conducting creating and engaging lessons to year 6 and 11 students with an attempt of getting their better understanding of the role of Interior Designer profession, the impact of spaces and objects on occupants, and getting to know students' preferences towards the new design for the library.
New, improved design of the library incorporates visual stimulation and functionality. It was created to be flexible, practical and entertaining.
Total internal area: 52m²
Location: Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi, St Davids, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Working with different age students gave us an opportunity to listen to and compare two distinct perspectives and gain a greater spectrum of ideas for the new design of the library. Mini hands-on projects conducted during classes were constructed to inspire students and support their creativity.
Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi School Library is a two-room space with around 50m² area potential. It has one additional exit leading to the back of the school and a series of good size windows. The amount of light flooding the space during the day is not sufficient though for reading.
The main goal of the new proposed design is providing students with colorful and entertaining space in which pupils would be inspired to read and with which they had potential to engage and identify with. Moreover, by introducing new layout the library space now looks more spacious and is more practical.
1. The renovation of the library was done by us, other Creative Practitioners and students themselves.
2. The wall with pictures is a collection of work done by people from the School's neighborhood who were willing to share their pieces of art.
3. Original places for shelf labels were covered with strips of "black paint tape" and filled with favorite captions of students.
4. The "balls" of sheets of paper from book were made by where students during classes and are meant to represent clouds of words.
5. The "mini house" was added by the school after we finished the renovation.