Library Extension : University of Plymouth
Modern learning takes many forms. Responding to this diversity the library creates a hierarchy of spaces graded away, both vertically and horizontally, from a central open reading room. Oak-finished acoustic panelling envelops areas suited to the sharing of knowledge, ideas and information. These give way to a range of more intimate spaces for smaller working groups. The gradation culminates in quiet study carrels around the perimeter, with lowered ceilings and angled windows for glare-free natural light.