A design approach that added a stop to an existing elevator allowed for barrier-free access to a long underutilized Mezzanine of the Township’s Children’s Library. This approach repurposed the budget established to purchase an entire new elevator and the cost savings allowed for the full renovation of the Library’s Mezzanine. This upper space took on new life with the introduction of the new programmed spaces for a variety of activities for children and families. Removal of unused library stacks, replacement of old strip fluorescent lighting with handsome new pendant lighting along with the introduction of a bright and cohesive color scheme reinvigorated this once beautiful space.
- Modify existing elevator
- Build a small elevator lobby addition
- Install new pendant lights
- Introduce a bright color palette
- Use a simple/playful floor pattern
- Add a top rail to make the existing guardrail code compliant