Harbor College - Library Learning Resource Center Wilmington, CA
The new Library Learning Resource Center at Harbor College will fulfill the goals of the Campus Master Plan. The building integrates with other new campus facilities to define a prominent new campus mall and its unique materials will showcase it as a landmark, sustainable building. It will provide students with a state-of-the-art, highly functional, pleasant, and inspirational learning environment
The south facade will serve as a prominent backdrop to the campus mall. It will be clad with a curtain wall of horizontal louvers to block the southern sun. A glass box will house the periodical reading room will protrude through stylish louvers and offer commanding views overlooking the campus. A suspended canopy of photovoltaic panels will cap this facade.
Straight-forward, user-friendly way-finding systems promote circulation flow. The main entrance opens to a dramatic atrium. This space will provide users with clear visuals to the upper level. The Learning Center adjacent to the Library Computing area will foster a lively and collaborative environment.