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Collaboration, Library, City Campus West, Northumbria University

Movable seating, tables and screens offer complete flexibility for users on this floor of the library. These small screens offer some privacy and sound proofing for users without isolating them from the larger room. This group of students are engaged in group discussion and were able to move the furniture to their liking. Bright pastel shades have been used to cover the walls, the area is carpeted, there are stools on wheels, and chairs, tables and sofas on wheels. A contrasting colour is used on the skirting board assisting visitors with low vision levels. Signs and posters provide information for the user/visitor. This is a multiple purpose area as can be seen with the PCs in the background. Window blinds offer some shading from strong sunlight but can also be closed for use during the evening.

This area is flooded with wireless technology allowing more flexibility of working.


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Taken on October 17, 2006