The 18th Seminar of the LIBER Architecture Group, Freiburg im Breisgau

Get Involved: Futureproofing your Library through Dialogue
April 12–16, 2016


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Optional: Pre-seminar library visits to Strasbourg (Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, BNU, and André Malraux Public Library)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

AMFreiburg visits
(St Peter’s Monastery Black Forest, Archives, the Diary Museum Emmendingen or the Solar Green Eco Village „Quartier Vauban“).
13:00–13:30Opening: Welcome
Dr. Ulrich Niederer, LAG Chair and Director Central and University Library Lucerne

Prof. Dr. Gunther Neuhaus, Vice Rector, Freiburg University
13:30–14:30Keynote: Changing Libraries
Prof. Dr. Maarten J.F.M. Hoenen, Vice Rector, Basel University
14:30–15:00Coffee break
15:00–17:00Session 1: User involvement
Dr. Graham Walton, Loughborough University Library
How library users use space: research results

Olaf Eigenbrodt, Hamburg State and University Library
User participation in the planning process

Agnes Mainka, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Links between public and academic libraries in city planning and urbanism

Dr. Frédéric Brodkom, Library of sciences and technologies, Catholic University of Louvain
Mapping users’ habits and patterns of use at the University of Louvain
Peterhof, Freiburg University

The construction of Freiburg University Library – film presentation

Thursday, April 14, 2016

09:00–10:30Session 2: Staff involvement
Andreas Haitz-Fliehmann, Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg, Amt Freiburg
Involving staff in the planning process

Dr. Hendrik Defoort & Sylvia Van Peteghem, Ghent University Library
Moving a closed access collection at Ghent

Poster presentations of new buildings
10:30–11:00Coffee break
11:00–12:30Session 3: Architects’ approaches to the new library building type
François J. V. Valentiny, Valentiny hvp architects, Remerschen-Schengen/Luxembourg
The Luxembourg University project

Clément Blanchet, architect, Paris
Different places where information can be shared
12:30–14:00Lunch and Poster Session
14:00–16:00Session 4: New buildings from database (Librarians and Architects)
Ralf Coussée, Coussée & Goris architecten Ghent
Krook, the Ghent Central Library

Róisín Heneghan, heneghan peng architects, Dublin
Greenwich University Library

Dr. Antje Kellersohn, Director Freiburg University Library & Heinrich Degelo, Degelo Architekten Basel
Freiburg University Library (Presentation Kellersohn, Degelo)
16:00–17:30Visit to Freiburg University Library
19:00Conference Dinner
Historisches Kaufhaus, Freiburg

Welcome: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Rector Freiburg University

Friday, April 15, 2016

09:00–10:30Session 5: Technical issues
Daniela Pogade, Textredaktion, Berlin
Signage and wayfinding

Jochen Usinger, UKW Innenarchitekten Krefeld
Light according to engineering standards versus lighting concept

Dr. Ulrich Niederer, Central and University Library Lucerne
Cooperative Storage Facility, Lucerne
10:30–11:00Coffee break
11:00–12:30Session 6: Post occupancy evaluation: the planning cycle
Karen Latimer, Queen’ University Belfast Library
The IFLA POE project and Queen’s University of Belfast Library (6 years on)

Dr. Klaus Ulrich Werner, Freie Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin (10 years on)

Dr. Jeremy Upton, Edinburgh University Library
Edinburgh University Library (c. 50 years on)
12:30–13:00Closing remarks

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Optional: Post-seminar visit to Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein