Internationally acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye will lead a public discussion regarding the Winter Park Public Library & Events Center Project Tuesday, June 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd. Attendees will be able to share their vision for the design of this project by participating in a series of intimate public roundtable discussions that will focus on themes central to the role and scope of libraries and occasion venues in 21st-century communities.
Guiding the process will be principles developed by the prestigious Aspen Institute, which provides access to an online community working together to address the transformation of public libraries in the digital age. In June 2016, the Winter Park Public Library (WPPL) hosted the Aspen Institute Dialog on Public Libraries Program that brought together community leaders to discuss the crucial place libraries hold in the lives of Winter Park citizens. The result of this meeting was a blueprint for how the WPPL can be at the forefront of helping residents be full and successful participants in the changing culture and economy.
Adjaye’s firm, in association with HuntonBrady Architects, will lead the design for the new library & events center. Adjaye was recently knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and named among the 100 most influential people in the world for 2017 by TIME magazine. He will be joined by representatives from the city, WPPL, and design team to facilitate discussions that share and engage the public in developing the vision for the new library & events center.
For more information about the project, please visit the city’s official website at cityofwinterpark.org/nextchapterwp or our website at www.wppl.org/nextchapter. #nextchapterwp
June 6, 2017