Bournemouth and Poole College

Learning Resource Centre

Lansdowne, Bournemouth

Footprint Architects were appointed to design a scheme for the refurbishment and new interior fit-out of the learning resource centre at the Lansdowne campus at Bournemouth and Poole College.

The proposals include opening up the large library space on the second floor by demolishing a mezzanine level, this was a later addition to the Victorian college building. Opening up the space will expose the large arched steel trusses and brick archways. The existing library will be striped bare and interior decorations will be sympathetic to these existing grand architectural features.
The concept is to create an environment to engage all users and show off the existing architecture. The furniture concept for the design is the zoning of the different curriculum areas within the library.  These clusters will be divided by wooden and dark carpeted flooring creating a sophisticated feel to the higher educational space. Group and meeting rooms will be divided by glass partitions with atmospheric lighting to future highlight the existing structures.

modern seating booth with oval window and white table and white exposed brick wall in bournemouth and poole college
student seating and working area with glass separation panes and white brick archways in the bournemouth and poole college
new modern refurbished library with exposed existing brick archways in the bournemouth and poole college
refurbished library with existing historical shelving platform and computer station and seating areas in bournemouth college
white modern library refurbishment with large windows and existing metal frames in the bournemouth college in Landsdowne
existing historic library structure painted white and kept in the refurbishment at bournemouth and poole college in Landsdowne
existing historical brick wall kept in the refurbishment of the library in the Bournemouth and Poole College in Landsdowne
existing red brick archway kept in the new, modern, naturally lit library in the bournemouth and poole college in Landsdowne
ariel image of the existing historical red brick bournemouth and poole college in landsdowne taken by a drone