US Library Design Plans Unveiled

8 December 2010 (Last Updated December 8th, 2010 18:30)

Meyer, Scherer and Rockcastle and US-based Potter and Lawson have unveiled the final design plans for the $29.5m renovation of Madison Central Library in Wisconsin, US. The renovation plan includes the creation of 11,009m² on three floors, a 20% increase from the current layout

Meyer, Scherer and Rockcastle and US-based Potter and Lawson have unveiled the final design plans for the $29.5m renovation of Madison Central Library in Wisconsin, US.

The renovation plan includes the creation of 11,009m² on three floors, a 20% increase from the current layout, while the library's new exterior will have three times as much glass and energy efficient windows.

Inside, ceilings will be raised, shelves will be shortened, the children's library expanded, and interactive multimedia stations and a 250-seat meeting room will be added.

The project is expected to secure a loan of $17m from the local city council, $4.5m from federal tax credits and the remaining from a private fundraising effort.

Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2011 with completion expected in late 2013, according to dailycardinal.com.