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A Library for the Future A Library for the Future

GWTP Seaholm  Redevelopment Library  Site

City Hall

Schematic Design
30% Complete Summer 2011 Summer 2011

Design  Development

Construction  Documentation
Design Complete Spring 2013 Spring 2013

60% Complete Spring 2012 Spring 2012

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A Library for the Future A Library for the Future

Responding to Community Input d
Architecture
Natural Light g Sustainable Design

Access
Parking g Bike Racks Public Transportation Public Transportation

Program
Children’s Area Food Venue Quiet Reading Room Quiet Reading Room Public Gathering Spaces Technology Rich Technology Rich

Program Requires a Building sized  185,000 to 200,000 square feet.
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A Library for the Future A Library for the Future

Future Library Characteristics b h
Flexible & Blended Spaces Focus on Electronic Delivery of Information State of the Art Technologies Community Gathering Place Promoting  Education Through Conversation g Sustainable A Mixture of Both Lively and Contemplative Spaces A Mixture of Both Lively and Contemplative Spaces Collections Displayed to Encourage Discovery

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Library Site Connections Library Site Connections

Shoal Creek Second Street’s Great  Streets Lance Armstrong  Bikeway Western Portal to  Western Portal to Downtown

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Program Realization: Level 1 Plan Program Realization: Level 1 Plan

Level 1

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Program Realization: Level 2 Plan Program Realization: Level 2 Plan

Level 2

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Level 3

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Level 4

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Level 5

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Level 6

VIEW TO WEST HILLS

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A Library for the Future A Library for the Future

The New Central Library will  y be…..
A welcoming lantern to downtown  A l i l d Austin

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View from Lady Bird Lake View from Lady Bird Lake

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View from Cesar Chavez Boulevard View from Cesar Chavez Boulevard

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A Library for the Future A Library for the Future

The New Central Library will  be be…..
Connected to Shoal Creek

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View from Southeast: Shoal Creek Plaza View from Southeast: Shoal Creek Plaza

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A Library for the Future A Library for the Future

The New Central Library  will …..
Embrace the urban character  of Second Street fS d St t

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View from Second Street towards West Avenue View from Second Street towards West Avenue

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Sustainable Strategies Sustainable Strategies
High Performance  High Performance Building   Energy Efficient  Energy Efficient Integrated Systems Extensively Daylit at  Extensively Daylit at Perimeter and Atrium Water Efficient Systems  y / Rainwater Harvesting   Sustainable Site  Strategies / Vegetated  Roof  

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The New Central  The New Central Library will be …
Beautifully Daylit

Atrium View at the 6th Level,  toward Shoal Creek
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Destination
A welcoming and  g exciting gathering place

Atrium Stair at the 5th Level,  h l toward Shoal Creek
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The New Central  The New Central Library will be…..
A great porch to the  outdoors

Reading Porch View at 4th Level, toward Lady Bird Lake
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Project Budget j g

• Project Budget  ‐ $120 Million •C Comparative estimates are within budget ti ti t ithi b d t

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A Library for the Future… A Library for the Future… An inviting  An inviting destination that is  uniquely Austin  uniquely Austin
• Great Reading Porches overlooking Shoal Creek and  Lady Bird Lake • Abundant bicycle parking in the Bicycle Corral/Bicycle  Repair Shop just off the Lance Armstrong Bikeway Repair Shop just off the Lance Armstrong Bikeway • A special display area honoring Austin restaurants  and chefs with a cooking demo area • A special display area honoring Austin music and  musicians • A special display area and Austin film collection  celebrating Austin’s cinematic achievements • A permanent exhibit of beloved puppets created by A permanent exhibit of beloved puppets created by  the Austin Public Library • Custom made shelving to enhance the display of  collection items for serendipitous discovery
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A Library for the Future A Library for the Future

The New Central Library will  be…..
Unique as Austin

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Berry

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A Library for the Future A Library for the Future

Next Steps
Library and Design Commission Briefings ‐ September 26th  Downtown Commission ‐ October 19th   Council Approval Requested ‐ October 20th  Spring 2012 ‐ Design Development Complete (60% Design) Spring 2013 ‐ Council Reviews Guaranteed Maximum Price (100% Design) Summer 2013 ‐ Groundbreaking  Summer 2013 ‐ Construction begins Fall 2015 ‐ Construction complete

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A Library for Austin A Library for Austin

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