New York Public Library 53rd Street Library
New York, New York
The lighting challenge for this project involved capturing available daylight from the expansive, two-story glass façade into the night experience. A monolithic louver system with integral LED lighting provides the ephemeral glow to the multi-purpose bleacher seating stairs.
The architecture and lighting become a seamless integration from daylighting/dimming controls to naturally modulate light. Designed for the digital age, emphasis is placed on collaborative “hang out” areas rather than traditional shelves of repository books.
- Architectural Lighting
- LEED Silver Certified28,000 sq.ft. | 2,600 sq.m.$20 M
- TEN Arquitectos
- Michael Moran/OTTO