Baltimore network can be ensured.
This strategy minimizes the impact of the renovation on the building structure, which is nearly all maintained for the accommodation of the library program, and minimizes the risk of costly modifications to the existing waffle slab. The building’s program places stacked spaces towards the interior zone of the floor, between the cores, to mitigate any impact of sunlight on the printed material. This also preserves perimeter floor space for more regularly occupied functions that are able to take advantage of the daylighting as well as the natural ventilation afforded by the new upgraded facade. Offices, study rooms, and informal work areas that occupy the eastern portion of the building benefit from access to Maryland Street and views toward Penn Station. These spaces along the western facade are directly connected to the new Glass Hall with its ample daylight and open circulation. As distant as possible from the façade, interior partitions are glazed to maximize visual transparency and transmission of daylight.
ClientUniversity of Baltimore
Gross Floor Area (mq)5.388
ArchitectsBehnisch Architekten, Boston
Design teamShir Gale, Taylor Rogers, Magda Czolnowska, Martin Werminghausen, Christian Voerman, Blair Ekleberry, Nick Nuccio, Piper Ainsley
ConsultantsForella Group (Costmanagement), Core Design Studio (Landscape), Cagley and Associates (Structural engineers), Transsolar KlimaEngineering (Climate engineering), Cerami & Associates (Acoustics), MCLA Lighting Design (Lighting), University of Maryland Baltimore (Project Management), Mueller Associates (MEP), WFT Engineering (Fire Protection)
Photo CreditsDavid Matthiessen
Curriculum studio / partecipanteThe Stuttgart-based practice known today as Behnisch Architekten was founded in 1989 under the leadership of Stefan Behnisch. Originally established as a branch office of Günter Behnisch’s practice Behnisch & Partner, it became independent in 1991 and has subsequently developed into an international practice with offices in Stuttgart, Munich, Los Angeles/California (1999 – 2011), and Boston/Massachusetts. These offices are directed by Stefan Behnisch and his partners in varying combinations. The Partners are Robert Hösle, Robert Matthew Noblett and Stefan Rappold. Stefan Behnisch is involved in all three offices.
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