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LINCOLN ROAD LIBRARY


FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
SPRING 2016
PROFESSOR: JASON CHANDLER
LOCATION: MIAMI, FLORIDA

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Lincoln road mall is a center of the commercial and arts district of Miami beach. This urban spine runs east west between the ocean and the bay. At the east, it terminates on the glorious beach while on the west it ends on an undignified round-about. The final project for the semester will be a library, cafe and water taxi launch on the last lot on the north side of Lincoln road. Before entering the particulars of program each student is to document an urban procession from the bay site to the sixth floor of 1111 Lincoln road. The 1111 building (2005-2010) by the architects Herzog and de Meuron and the Lincoln road mall compose an extraordinary urban public space. Located on the corner of Lincoln road mall and Alton Road in Miami beach, this mixed used building serves as an open frame for public circulation, view seeking and gathering. A central open stair, parking decks and ramps intertwine to form a vertical ascension of complexity with limitless possible routes and paths. Lincoln road mall is a modern-day piazza. It has become the central cultural spine for Miami beach. It is the intent of this project that students select and document a route from a moment on Lincoln road up into the 1111 structure.

SITE

LINCOLN ROAD LIBRARY

My proposal to the Lincoln road library is to create two different symmetrical structures into one. The entrance is located at the street level on Lincoln bay to make individuals go through the middle. The idea is to create different enclosed spaces through light weight bridges that are illuminated trough a skylight. This connection makes individuals experience light differently as well as see all the different levels below. Light from above was an important factor to have natural light come in.

PROGRAM LEGEND

1. Lobby

2. Reference desk

3. Community meeting room

4. Coffee shop 5. Gift shop

6. Children reading area

7. General books

8. General books / adult seating area

9. Conference room

10. Director office

11. Reference research room

12. Storage room

FLOOR PLANS

ELEVATIONS

SECTIONS

 

FRAMING PLANS

MODEL

DETAILED WALL SECTIONS