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Makerspaces Rugby & Nuneaton Library

1 June 2018 / Project news

Makerspaces - Lets Make

Our brief was to provide an exciting and innovative solution to the provision of internal design and fit out to create two Makerspaces within Nuneaton and Rugby libraries.

Let’s Make – we created the branding using a variety of materials including pegboard, pinboard, plywood and orientated strand board. We wanted to promote the fact that the space is accessible in the widest possible sense and hopefully change their perception of what Makerspaces have to offer.

The spaces offer the local community unique access to a range of digital and making technologies, equipment and facilities to explore new ideas and to create things in new ways. For example, the types of activities will be:

• Robotics
• Programming and coding
• Creating and printing designs
• 3D Printing
• Music creation and soundscapes
• Animation and film-making
• Sewing and embroidery

The makerspaces are a place to learn, improve and build on new digital skills; to improve self-confidence and job prospects; a place to offer inspiring activities and to share new skills.

We have created vibrant, innovative and creative spaces which are accessible in its widest sense, user friendly and has an attractive and engaging feel reflecting the specialised nature of some of the equipment and activities. We are encouraging customers to change their perceptions of what libraries have to offer and enjoy the experience of their visit. The designed space promotes problem-solving, creative thinking, innovation and collaboration.
The layout and designs we provided are flexible, welcoming, customer friendly and approachable, fully compliant with all appropriate regulations and standards (e.g. DDA, Fire, lighting levels etc.) and set within the context of a creative learning environment

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