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BiblioCon 2024

Exploring the nexus of nature and happy places

Biophilic library design promotes mental health 


BiblioCon
serves as a beacon of inspiration, a melting pot of ideas where industry leaders converge to shape the future of library spaces. As pioneers in the field of library design, we will participate in the 112. BiblioCon in Hamburg 4th-7th June 2024 to talk about the transformative power of biophilic design and happy places.

By actively participating in this global forum, we reaffirm our commitment to pushing the boundaries of design excellence and driving positive change within the industry. With focus on natural elements and the concept of bringing the outdoors in, we seek to create environments that foster a sense of tranquillity and well-being.

Our preparation and participation in the event is based on our 6-step library design process, serving as a guiding principle for how we approach our everyday work.

Step 1

Inspiration for BiblioCon

Our attendance ahead of BiblioCon began with one question: How do we prepare for the event?

The first thing we did was make a brainstorm and consider the most important topics for modern libraries. Our industry expertise along with online research show that mental health, biophilic design, sustainability and happy places – combined with our project skills – are key factors that benefit libraries and are highly relevant topics right now.

Drawing upon the rich tapestry of nature, we want to infuse our stand with elements that evoke a sense of harmony and rejuvenation. Biophilic library design projects can be visualized in several ways, e.g. floor and wall graphics with motifs of forest and ocean. They can capture the benefits of natural lights and views of outdoor areas to emphasize the feeling of being outside.

The beach amplifies this narrative, evoking memories of serene coastal escapes and sun-kissed shores. As we approach summer, we have decided to infuse our stand at BiblioCon with elements that make the visitors wish for long summer nights, harmony and rejuvenation.

We were able to seek inspiration in several of our own projects that illustrate the beach theme and Nordic shores in various, creative ways by the use of colours, furniture and other beach-like elements.

 

Step 2

Team briefing for BiblioCon

After seeking inspiration, our team gathered for a pivotal briefing session where ideas flowed freely and creativity knew no bounds. Central to this process is the creation of mood boards, a visual tool that serves as a compass guiding us towards our destination: a captivating beach-themed stand that embodies the essence of biophilic library design.

With the beach theme and Nordic shores as our compass, we collected images, textures, colours, materials and patterns serving as a springboard for our imagination, helping us translate abstract concepts into tangible design elements.

From photographs of sun-kissed shores to snapshots of driftwood and seashells, every element has been carefully selected to evoke a sense of coastal elegance and natural tranquillity. The soft hues of sandy beaches, the vibrant blues of the ocean and the earthy tones of weathered wood converge to create a palette that speaks to the soul and ignites the imagination.

 

 

Moodboard with beach theme

  

 

Step 3

Design stand at BiblioCon

As we delved into the intricacies of designing our stand for BiblioCon, our focus shifted towards translating our thematic vision into tangible elements that captivate the senses and ignite the imagination. We also had to adhere to the economic framework for the exhibition, just as our design projects are based on a specific budget. With biophilic library design as our guiding principle and the serene beauty of the beach and Nordic shores as our inspiration, we have carved out distinct zones that cater to the diverse needs and interests of our visitors.

Welle, with its undulating forms and modern allure, evokes associations of diving into blue waves. Sensa Lounge Chair, with its timeless appeal and natural warmth, adds a touch of rustic charm, evoking memories of sun-drenched shores and weathered driftwood. Lingo, with its versatility and understated elegance, provides the perfect complement to our theme, seamlessly integrating with the surrounding environment to create a cohesive and harmonious whole.

As our design vision takes shape, it is important for us that every element harmonizes seamlessly to create an experience that is both captivating, meaningful and memorable for visitors at BiblioCon.

Step 4

Presentation at BiblioCon

As we prepare to unveil our vision at BiblioCon 2024, we extend a heartfelt invitation to all who share our passion for innovation and design excellence.

We look forward to presenting our stand and library theme for you to emphasize mental health and well-being. Additionally, the beach theme can facilitate various activities, including water sports, run and play, further highlighting a healthy lifestyle by offering breaks from everyday life.

Join us as we explore the nexus of nature and knowledge, where the boundaries between indoors and outdoors dissolve to reveal a world of endless possibilities. Together, let us embark on a transformative journey that redefines the very essence of library design.

   

Step 5

Execution at BiblioCon

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We will reveal our stand at the BiblioCon event 4th – 7th June.

Step 6

Follow-up from BiblioCon

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We will follow-up on lessons learned after the BiblioCon event 4th – 7th June.

 

 

Questions?


Visit us at BiblioCon 2024 and experience the benefits of biophilic library design and happy places.

Please contact us if you need help with your library interior project or have any questions.