Providence Public Library- 1st floor corner cafe
open and fun space for community connectedness, absorb wide range of people into library through cafe
About the site(PPL)…
Providence demography: socially and economically segregated and diverged in age, education, social status and ethnicity
PPL personality: old, traditional +young, hopeful at the same time, knowledgable and informative, versatile, flexible, inviting and blending everything,
Main user group:
1youth, kids, teenagers and their parents/gardians
2less educated ppl trying to self educate
3life long learning ppl look for variety of information and knowledge resources.
My client wants: attract ppl flow to use library, introduce community to lifelong learning, spread knowledge and idea, inform through space, encourage conversations through community
Neighborhood occupants and regulars: university students, local occupants(regency plaza mostly elder mature and graduate school students), Providence city locals, homeless, downtown flowing visitors, history site lovers
Competitors: local brewery, university canteen, nightbourhood cafes, cheap residence area grocery
My theme, my concept:
Day cafe(light installation at night) and night bar(flexible exhibition space during day time)
Maximize usage, target bigger group of customer, expand one space into two circulations+separate entities..
My structure(fixture): Roof structure, back organic shaped structure
Final design and presentation: Rhino model, skylight render, diagrams, physical model included 3d printed parts, material palette, branding package of Cafe Day and Night.