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Rivers

Main Streets

Surrounding mountain

Green Spaces

Most Active commercial Spaces

Vernacular Architecture

Modern City

Old Damascus

Architectural Styles

Vernacular Architecture

Relationship between different areas in the city

MAPPING

DAMASCUS The Oldest City in the World

Public Spaces Library /Theater/ Landmark

Compact Areas in The City


Program

Program agenda


PRECEDENTS /PUBLIC LIBRARIES



PRECEDENTS /PUBLIC OPEN SPACES

LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATION: LOS ANGELES / CA ARCHITECT: Bertram Goodhue YEAR: 1872 SIZE: 29,348 sqm

HIGHLIGHT: HISTORICAL VALUE Traditional library that used to the the prototype of many libraries designed after it.

NEWYORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

SENDAI MEDIATHEQUE

SEATTLE CENTRAL LIBRARY

LOCATION: New York, NY, USA ARCHITECT: Carrère and Hastings YEAR: 1897–1911 SIZE: 29,348 sqm

LOCATION: Sendai, Miyagi, Japan ARCHITECT: Toyo Ito YEAR: 1995-2001 SIZE: 21,682 sqm

LOCATION: Seattle, Washington, USA ARCHITECT: OMA + LMN YEAR: 1999-2004 SIZE: 38,300 sqm BRANCHES: 26

HIGHLIGHT: HISTORICAL VALUE

HIGHLIGHT: FREE CIRCULATING SPACE MEANDER BETWEEN STRUCTURAL TUBES

Traditional library that used to the the prototype of many libraries designed after it.

HIGHLIGHT: VERTICAL CIRCULATION

"...this building has many free spaces, that is, spaces that are not intended, as rooms are, to serve specific functions. Such spaces exist, for example, between the tubes and the building perimeter. Visitors will be able to use such spaces as they use the city streets, for various activities.” -Toyo Ito

52’

book stack

Q1: WHAT IS A PUBLIC LIBRARY TO YOU?

reading tables

1

hq reading room

Board Room

Q2: WHICH AREA IS YOUR FAVORITE IN THE LIBRARY?

Q3: HOW CAN WE IMPROVE THE LIBRARY?

Student: Mike Thompson / Political Science

Student: Mike Thompson / Political Science

Student: Mike Thompson / Political Science

1- It is a place where I feel comfortable and relaxed 2- It is a place to focus and study with friends

1- Reading Area / it is quite and comfortable

1- Make it bigger to contain more people 2- Natural lighting and interior materials

Librarian : Sarah Falub

Librarian : Sarah Falub

Librarian : Sarah Falub

1- It is the our past and out future 2- Social place where people meet and do different activities

1- The auditorium / very interesting design

1- Create different entrances to support the different program 2- Parking

Local Retail Owner / Subway Employee / 170 ft away

Local Retail Owner / Subway Employee / 170 ft away

Local Retail Owner / Subway Employee / 170 ft away

1- It is an active space where it support my business 2- A public building contains with diffrent people every day

1- The public open spaces around / Always busy

1- Add more public activities to attract different people 2- The exterior shape and design will help to make it a landmark

Myself / Architecture

Myself / Architecture

Myself / Architecture

1- It is a place where we reflect our culture and build the future 2- A public buildihg where people connect, relax, share and learn

1- Classrooms to study privately 2- Public open spaces /different activities

1- Add passive systems to use less energy for lighting and cooling 2- Make the exterior public spaces part of the interior so the users can experience the building in both indoor and outdoor areas

1

Rreading ROTUNDA

2

Reading

Galleries

spiral

Auditorium Books

mixing chamber

reading room

Reading Books

3

exhibition

2

meeting 5th ave

gallery

4

Books

stacks

forum

3 4

4th ave parking

sectional programmtic diagram

ground floor | circulation diagram

ENTRY

staff offices ENTRY

5

sectional programmatic diagram

stable

instable

PRECEDENTS PROGRAM hq studio/offices meeting rooms

2

professional gallery

reading 3

catalog/computers gallery/library card

gallery exhibition 1

map/periodicals shop

stacks

forum

book/check out

1

library

children/newspaper/mag

2

media open square

cafe/shop/information multi-purpose event venue

offices

cinema exhibition

cinema exhibition

gallery mezzanine

public gallery

reading room

reading room

Sendai Mediatheque

reading room

seattle room

reference

stacks

4th ave parking

New York Public Library: 2 entrances

collection

Sendai Mediatheque: 2 entrances

hq

hq reading room spiral spiral spiral spiral mixing chamber

reading room

2

spiral

Reading

mixing chamber

Auditorium Books check-in/check out living room/shop

collection

2

5th ave

check-in/check out children/auditorium

Books

mezzanine

reading room gallery exhibition

1

staff offices

Books

reference

3

4th ave

cinema exhibition gallery

3

1

meeting

Reading

New York Public Library:

1

library

2

media open square

stacks

forum

9(57,&$/ 029(0(17

Seattle Public Library

PRECEDENTS PROGRAM

Sendai Mediatheque:

reading room gallery

reading room gallery

offices

forum

gallery

children/library card

West Chamber

Momorial Museum

Momorial Hall

mezzanine

gallery/exhibition

map/periodicals shop

stacks

cinema exhibition

public gallery

book/check out

library

Auditorium

children/newspaper/mag

cafe/shop/public space

cafe/shop/information multi-purpose event venue

media open square

5th ave staff offices 4th ave

New York Public Library

parking

2 collection floors

Sendai Mediatheque:

3

: 5 reference desks

professional gallery

Meeting room/office space

catalog/computers gallery/library card

exhibition

meeting

stacks

2 collection floors

Seattle Public Library

studio/offices meeting rooms

Classrooms

mixing chamber

forum

New York Public Library:

5 reference desks

Children’s collection

gallery

media open square

2

PRECEDENTS CIRCULATION

spiral

library

5th ave

parking

hq

mezzanine

1

staff offices

4 reference desks

reading room cinema exhibition

INVESTIGATION USERS

meeting

4th ave

parking

exhibition

Seattle Public Library: 2 entrances

reading room

wrtier’s room

Rreading

Galleries

5th ave staff offices

&20%,1$7,21 029(0(17

Board Room

Main Lobby

exhibition

meeting

media open square

gallery reading room

+25,=217$/ 029(0(17

ROTUNDA

library

forum

New York Public Library collection

mixing chamber

mezzanine reading room

children/library card

reference

spiral

gallery

Seattle Public Library

Sendai Mediatheque

: 3 collection floors

PUBLIC OPEN SPACE hq Board Room

seattle room

Rreading ROTUNDA

Galleries

Auditorium

check-in/check out living room/shop children/auditorium check-in/check out

1

1

wrtier’s room

Reading

1

Main Lobby

Braod Room / cir

Books

Books Books

3rd floor digital source

physical sources

1. computer desks

2. books stacks

Los Angeles Public Library 3

SPIRAL | 6th -9th floor

reading room spiral spiral spiral spiral mixing chamber

Musuem / Momorial

meeting check-in/check out living room/shop

Reading 2

2

Main Lobby

5th ave staff offices

check-in/check out children/auditorium

4th ave parking

Seattle Public Library

Surroundings

Vertical Circulation

LIBRARY | 3rd floor

PRECEDENTS COLLECTION

PRECEDENTS COMMUNITY SPACES

PRECEDENTS 9/11 MOMORIAL / PUBLIC OPEN SPACE

Eight-acre plaza with 400 trees that will surround two enormous recessed reflecting pools. 


Peace Zone

War Zone

Damascus / Zonning

BOMBED AREAS

Destroyed worships

SITE

Underground Tunnels

Mass Destruction

Main Street

0.7 Mile i 2M

0.

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13 Mile

2.7 Miles

1.9 M ile

0.36 Mile

N Residential

Commercial

DAMASCUS TODAY

Schools

Dimetions

0.2 M

ile

3.2 Miles

RIVER IN SITE


Peace

WAR


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