The James B. Hunt
Jr. Library, part of the NC State University Libraries system, is mostly
composed of large open spaces that flow from floor to floor – rather than to
many enclosed rooms. Because of the arrangement – combined with colorful spaces
and dynamic furnishings – where and how material and color
changes occurred was very important.
- A wide variety of learning environments and
technology-focused experimental labs exist beside more traditional study rooms.
Carpet is the preferred floor finish within the majority of the library.
- State-of-the-art library technology is highly
visible in the building’s design to create dynamic learning environments and
cater to a community built around knowledge. All design aspects were required
to support its culture of innovation.
intense colors were a key factor in the development of the library design. Of
the many products reviewed, only the Milliken Paste Up series responded
aesthetically to design intentions and targeted user groups.
beautiful vibrant colors of Milliken’s Paste Up collection, with the edgy, rough patterns of the Space
Invader line, were exactly in tune with the spirit of the innovative university
Milliken’s carpet tiles, with Comfort Plus® cushion backing and TractionBack®
technology, are proven to be 10 times more efficient in reducing noise compared
to other flooring options (Source: American Institute of Interior Designers).
"Since opening, the library has been
overtaken by students, who are extremely enthusiastic and appreciative of their
new ‘home away from home.’ This was our purpose."
-Elaine Molinar, Managing Director for Snøhetta
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