Rockridge Library TeenZone

Putting youth at the forefront of design

The Rockridge Branch Library, constructed in 1996, sought to establish a dedicated teen area with a modern programming approach. Noll & Tam’s design carves out a corner for two conjoined rooms, one for quiet study and one for noisier group interaction. The new 650-square-foot TeenZone is delineated acoustically and aesthetically with a glass wall topped with a bright orange soffit. Casual café seating is interspersed with lounge chairs and a desk-height bar for computer stations. The furniture is mostly moveable, so that the space can be flexible in use. Retail-style slatwall shelving displays current materials.

Details and Team

Project Details

Oakland, CA

Location

$263,418

Construction Cost

2011

Completion Date
Project Details

Oakland, CA

Location

$263,418

Construction Cost

2011

Completion Date

The Rockridge Branch Library, constructed in 1996, sought to establish a dedicated teen area with a modern programming approach. Noll & Tam’s design carves out a corner for two conjoined rooms, one for quiet study and one for noisier group interaction. The new 650-square-foot TeenZone is delineated acoustically and aesthetically with a glass wall topped with a bright orange soffit. Casual café seating is interspersed with lounge chairs and a desk-height bar for computer stations. The furniture is mostly moveable, so that the space can be flexible in use. Retail-style slatwall shelving displays current materials.