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    University of LeedsNew Undergraduate Library

    ULULF - FFE

    FFE/ Interior Strategy

    Progress Review

    4th February 2013

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    Focus on providing a library space which inspires and supports student learning.Comprising:

    - 1000 Study seats

    - 5,265 linear metres of bookstacks

    - Mix of Individual and Group Learning space Silent Study: 55%, Noisy Study : 45%

    Create a range of study environments to support indiv idual and group/ collaborative

    student learning to suit di fferent group s izes and learning preferences- Library areas

    - Group study areas (flexible open areas & group study rooms)

    - Quiet study areas (Individual Study)

    - Leeds for Life

    --

    - Caf & social space

    High level of Accessibility for all Staff and Students- Sufficient space for easy circulation & wheelchair turns.

    - Height adjustable electronic desks in each study area

    - Staff desks to be height adjustable

    - a percentage of chair with arms/ upright backs

    -- a colour scheme that provides sufficient levels of contrast between key surfaces

    (eg floors, walls, book stacks)

    ,

    Key Project Aims

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    Space & spatial layoutsWoodhouse Lane

    urn ure ayou s promo e eren

    forms of study through spatial planning

    and furniture type.Social, noisy areas and quiet study

    areas included

    Flexibilit / Reconfi urable for future use

    roup

    Study

    Adjustable book stacks

    Freestanding (loose) desks mainly

    Light: natural & artif icialNB: Plan is for

    - Architectural voids allow natural light

    into centre of building

    - General lighting: Continuous suspended

    strip lighting

    purposes

    Group

    StudyGroup

    Study

    -

    - Book stacks: Integrated lighting

    Sound Control

    -Acoustic wall panels

    -Soft flooring finishes generally to upper

    floors ie. carpet.

    - Create layouts that help reduce noiselevels where-ever possible

    - ppropr a e urn ure se ec on

    Quiet Study

    Transitional

    Principles space,

    light and soundHilary Place

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    Colour and Finishes strategy:

    NB: Plan is for

    indicative

    purposes

    Woodhouse Lane

    -Different colour palettes used to

    distinguish Quiet and Group Study.

    -Timber (acoustic) wall to Main Core

    creates focal point, (subtle reference to

    Mix of accent

    colours

    -Careful use of colour on key walls and

    to soft seating.

    -Calm, neutral colour in Quiet

    spaces, bolder colour in busier

    spaces.

    Wayfinding:-Colour and finishes strategically used

    to aid wayfinding

    -Jumbo graphics signs strategically

    located

    -Interactive signage at key points

    Artwork, manifestation &

    graphics:-Colour to book stack ends

    Signage

    Timber

    Lift core

    -Art work/ wall graphics from University

    (special collection) in key locations

    -Bespoke Manifestation to glazing in

    key areas to reflect Library brand

    Seating: Neutral

    Accent coloured

    walls in

    transitional areas

    Hilary Place

    Principles colour,

    wayfinding and graphics

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    Information Technology (IT):- Technology rich space with integrated

    solutions for power and wireless

    - Fixed PC provision distributedthroughout the building

    -Power enabled furniture for laptop use

    throughout

    -

    -Together units/ Wall mounted large flat

    screens for Group use

    -Durable power presentation-Thin Client/ Virtual PCs for quick

    access in circulation spaces?

    Digital Signage:Interactive signage/ information points

    located at key circulation points

    ro ec e mages op on or groun oor

    entrances)

    Principles Technology

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    A classic look that wont date- Timeless, well made furniture pieces

    Colour Strategy-Calm colour palette to Quiet Study-More colour in busy areas, such as

    Group Study

    -

    - Create points of visual interest

    Materials/ Finishes

    -Timber veneer wall cladding to core wall-Feature wall b main staircase acoustic

    panels)

    - Good quality carpet tile. Neutral with

    variation in texture/ pattern

    -Porcelain tile to ground floor circulation,

    -Rubber tile/sheeting to central circulationTimber wall Rubber sheeting:

    Slip resistant

    .

    - Slip resistant porcelain tile to WCs- Desktops: laminate & linoleum with

    timber edging.

    - Glass book stack ends.

    -Painted finish to walls generally

    Ground floor

    -Fabrics (soft seating & study chairs):

    predominantly accent & neutral colours.

    Ease of maintenance andcleaning

    Carpet tiles

    -Finishes to be durable & easily cleaned.-Durable edges, laminate surfaces, nylon/

    wool/vinyl mixes to suit different seating

    areas

    -Ensure fabrics are durable (eg 100,000

    Interior Design Strategy - Colours, Materials, Finishes

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    Interior Design Strategy Entrance/ Reception area

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    Interior Design Strategy Lift Core/Staircase

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    Interior Design Strategy Group Study Area (Ground)

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    Interior Design Strategy Lift Core (Upper floors)

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    Interior Design Strategy Print Zone (Upper floors)

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    Bespoke tables and partit ioning

    to suit IT requirements

    Footprints Fixed IT

    Aberdeen Universi tyTogether Unit Senator

    (with individual chairs)

    Group Study Room

    & Leeds for Life

    Group Study Fixed - Together Unit (with fixed media)

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    Circular study table

    e am ne am na e n s

    To include translucent acrylic dividers

    For 3no. Seat posii tons(not 4 as shown)

    Laptop table

    High back carrel

    No shelf required

    Melamine/Lamiante finish

    Standard carrel with

    Mid height divider.

    Desk finishDivider- Translucent acrylic

    Individual desk space

    1200x750mm

    2x power sockets per desk

    task li htin not re uired

    Quiet Study

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    Power and Data (User interface)

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    Training Rooms: Flip top/Foldable requiredLeeds For Life:

    Community Classroom:

    Dimension: 1400 x 700 for both shapes

    Flexible, mobile tablesGroup Study Areas, Training Rooms, Leeds For Life, Community Classroom

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    4 Post System

    (Support from all corners and back)

    Library book stacks

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    Library Display: Bay Ends

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    Senator Typical operator chair

    (fully adjustable)

    VitraVitra (Unix range 2010) Boss Design

    Study Chair (Options)

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    Visaroll 2 (Vitra)

    Mobile

    Curvy (Casala)

    Wire framed

    Study Chair Present specification

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    Caf Furniture

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    Interior Design Strategy Cafe

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    Office Furniture - Desk & Task Chair

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    Office Storage

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    erna ve roup u y Various configurations (Open Plan)

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    Alternatives Individual Quiet Study

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    Alternatives Group Study (Media unit)

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    Alternatives Lounge Chairs

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    Alternatives Group Study/ Print Zone (Modular)

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    IT Enabled Sofas

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    Acoustic and Privacy Screens