During ideas workshop stage of “Urban Spaces in Action” project, several scenarios were drafted by the participant students. One of these scenarios developed further the partnership with the Bucharest Metropolitan Library, a public cultural institution with an existing network of spaces within the neighbourhoods.
This scenario was put into practice by organizing a 2 weeks action, mapping the users’ community from “Emil Gârleanu” library for children and youth in Timpuri Noi neighbourhood. The action aimed consulting the library’s users about their functional and spatial options for the layout of the public space in the library’s vicinity.
Following the users vision of transforming the library into a domestic space, we extended the library on the sidewalk with a Living Room. The structure was prefabricated in the workshop and finalized with the volunteers’ help. The Living Room was inaugurated during a public event organized for children. The structure was taken over by the library, and welcomed in guests who transformed the sidewalk from a car’s annex into a public space, a playground and a meeting place.