Education Library - Potchefstroom
Plans to extend and renovate the Education Library to cater to the needs of the growing number of Education students are gaining momentum. The architectural plans have been approved and site handover will be August 2021 and the estimated time of completion is February 2022.
The proposed front view of the library:
The Architect's idea is to create visual transparency — to visually connect people outside with the users and activities inside.
The spaces of the current Education Library will be repurposed and the EduLab space will be converted into a quiet study area. Additional workspaces and power plugs will be added throughout the library. A double-storey extension will be added to the front of the library.
We are looking forward to the establishment of innovative new spaces for Education users!
The ground floor will host a copy shop and also the new EduLab, with collaborative and connected working space for 104 students.
Modern 'Wimpy-like" benches will be installed and throughout the area will be ample plugs for laptops and other devices.
Six group study rooms will be equipped with LED screens, whiteboards and power points on the tables.
The first floor will have at least 54 computer workstations and 17 individual study cubicles, also equipped with power points.
A lift will be installed for users with disabilities.
The lounge areas at the entrances to the ground and first floor will be adaptable and connected spaces, woven together by various types of seating in a combination of colours and patterns. Lounges have become ideal spaces for human interaction and are designed to spur teamwork.