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Open Library / Superpool

  • 00:00 - 23 November, 2009
Open Library / Superpool
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Selva Gürdoğan, Gregers Tang Thomsen
  • Collaborators

    Quinze & Milan
  • Client

    Platform Garanti
  • Area

    260.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Installation of a public reading room in an art gallery space is a generous addition to the urban life of Istanbul’s most crowded pedestrian street.

The gallery space is designed like an auditorium, with seats on one side facing a ‘stage’ with the books arranged as a backdrop. The proposal with a single element tries to create multiple options for public interaction; lectures, readings, screenings, casual conversations can all be accommodated.

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The mezzanine level above the gallery floor is used for more focused visitors in need of a private study zone.

The three-month-long library installation intends to expose the multiple responsibilities and operations of an art institution to its audience.

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Cite: "Open Library / Superpool" 23 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/41475/open-library-superpool/> ISSN 0719-8884
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