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D.C. Neighborhood Libraries, 2009–20 (anticipated)

This is a Project. It was architect: TEN Arquitectos, Bing Thom Architects, Perkins Eastman, Davis Brody Bond, The Freelon Group, Adjaye Associates, Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners, Mecanoo, Martinez + Johnson Architecture, Franck & Lohsen Architects, Hord Coplan Macht, Moody Nolan, Vines Architectur, BELL Architects, HMA2 and CORE and made for (as the client) District of Columbia Public Library. It is dated 2009–20 (anticipated).

A bold design vision to reinvigorate neighborhoods by transforming library branches into interactive civic hubs. Deteriorating libraries were renovated, co-located with other community spaces, or replaced with innovative architecture by leading architects, who were charged with delivering flexible, sustainable, and connected buildings. Circulation more than tripled and restored hope in what government can accomplish to make significant improvements in the built environment and social fabric of neighborhoods.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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