Head Space proposes a sculptural library space that inspires children and promotes the love of reading. Installed at the top (or head) of the existing building at Thornhill Primary School, it gives space to the head and mind - an inspirational space for quietly exploring the world of knowledge.

The proposal revolutionises the existing library space, lining its expansive walls and generous ceiling height with full-height wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling shelves that symbolise the world of knowledge - an elegant wooden structure lined with its tree-derived complement, paper. Books become like the fruit of the shelving trees , which branch to support the balconies - a ‘natural’ part of everyday life.


The project could be built from a prefabricated kit of flatpack parts, benefitting from the good-will volunteer labour of the wider community, without requiring carpentry or constructional expertise. The quick-fit flatpack system minimizes fabrication disruption on site whilst maximizing the sculptural and spatial richness of a design that would otherwise be unaffordable. 

Design: atmos (Alex Haw, Aditya Bhatt, Afsana Begum, Ashwini Ashokkumar, David Ribera, Karine Quigley, Natalie Chelliah)

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