Project name: Woodstock Library
10,000 SQ FT
Projected completion: 2011
Building Certifications: LEED Gold (Projected)
Project Partners: NYC Department of Design and Construction, Rice + Lipka Architects
Brief Summary: Having served generations of users since its opening in 1914, the Library is now being renovated. A new and contemporary identity for the branch with particular emphasis towards providing a fully accessible and LEED certified interior environment, will provide a nurturing environment for people of all ages. Working within the constraints of the existing structure, the design team implemented an active design strategy for the library that promotes and improves opportunities for physical activity through improved building design. The project is on track to receive a LEED Gold rating including the Design for Active Occupants Pilot Credit.
Active Design Highlights:
If trends continue, 86% of adults will be overweight or obese by the year 2030 and total attributable health-care costs will be $860-956 billion per year.
Men climbing 20-34 flights of stairs per week have a 29% lower risk of stroke.