Worlds Collide (A Temporary Library for Ohio State University)


  • Date
    7/11/2013 (creation)
Related person
Mark Talbot (related to)
Description
This was a student project by Mark C. Talbot for Ashley Schafer and Meejin Yoon's ARCH 343 course, Spring 2007. "The Ohio stadium is located at the geographic center of campus. It serves as the primary landmark for the university as well as the primary social event space for not only the university but for the entire Columbus metro area. The 1,000,000,000 sq/ft building sits dormant for 99.9% of the year. This project investigates the potential use of the space as a library to house 1/6th of the universities holdings. The books would compose a new skin for the stadium forming a pixilated screen; books could potentially be re-arranged according to applied patterns or images and serve as a billboard for the university." -- Mark Talbot This work is a part of the online collections of the Knowlton School of Architecture Student Archives, The Ohio State University. It is part of an effort to make accessible student work ranging from the first student that graduated from the program in 1903 to the present.
Style/Period
2000s (2000 - 2009)