New York Public Library Mulberry Street Branch
This branch of the NYPL system was formerly a chocolate factory. The 15,000SF library connects reading and circulation spaces at the ground level to collections, reading rooms, and computer facilities below grade. A prominent stair links the spaces and brings natural light downstairs. New materials of wood and metal provide a dynamic contrast to the existing fabric of brick, cast iron, and heavy timber beams. This project incorporates all the elements that our work has become known for: Creating unique spatial solutions from difficult sites, honoring historic found conditions, and weaving in new refined, modern forms to create authentic, meaningful and highly functional spaces.
AIA New York State Award of Merit, NY Art Commission Commendation
photography © David Sundberg/Esto