The Collective


June Geyer, Carmen Kam, Pauline Salonga, Kendra Yoshizawa

The prompt for the competition was to design and completely rewrite the universal definition of a public library. Whereas in the past, libraries have served as centres of information and data for the city, the role of the library has shifted now that information is available everywhere. Our design, The Collective, is a library that fosters learning from one another through human interactions. In a world where technology dictates how we we receive and interpret information, we chose to revert back to the transfer of knowledge through spoken word and interaction. The Collective, is a centre for knowledge in which information is shared with the public through "experts in residence" who are chosen to provide different perspectives on a monthly theme.

This project was awarded People's Choice in the Libgen Architecture Competition

Faculty advisor: Leslie Van Duzer