Brooklyn Public Library- Sunset Park

Description

The Sunset Park branch of Brooklyn Public Library requires an interim library space to serve its community during the construction of a new library and affordable housing on its existing site. Located in a former courthouse building, the temporary location shares space with the NYPD and the local community board. The updated design addresses the needs of the existing branch, such as providing flexible multipurpose space to maintain the current programming, and separate adult and children’s reading areas. With a vibrant color palette and warm materials, the new library is a clear differentiation from the existing classical revival building in which it is housed. The finished space is inviting and joyful, and celebrates the Sunset Park Library’s continuing role as a vital resource within its community.