Making of Mansueto

A/N Blog: Architect of Mansueto Library wins lifetime achievement awards

AIA to honor Helmut Jahn with lifetime achievement award
A/N Blog – October 16, 2012

Autumn tours of Mansueto for UChicago faculty, students, staff, alumni

Automated Storage and Retrieval System

Mansueto Library’s automated storage and retrieval system (Photo by John Pitcher)

Between October 10 and December 5, Library staff will be offering a limited number of behind-the-scenes tours of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library exclusively to University of Chicago faculty, students, staff and alumni.

In addition to the Grand Reading Room, tours will visit Mansueto’s underground automated storage and retrieval system and will conclude at the Special Collections Research Center.

Weekly tours will be offered Wednesdays at noon.

Spaces are limited, so register early.

Library named finalist in Chicago Innovation Awards

Mansueto Grand Reading Room at dusk

Mansueto Grand Reading Room at dusk (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

The University of Chicago Library is one of 75 finalists for the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards, selected from a pool of almost 400 nominations.  The Library innovation under consideration is the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library—which has garnered international attention for its soaring elliptical glass dome, breathtaking Grand Reading Room, state-of-the-art preservation laboratories, and 3.5-million-volume-equivalent automated storage and retrieval system.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, now celebrating its 11th year, honors the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service in the Chicago region. 

The final ten winners will be announced Monday, October 22. In addition, each finalists is in the running for the annual “People’s Choice Award,” selected through online balloting at www.chicagoinnovationawards.com.

 

 

Metropolis Magazine on Mansueto Library

Still Here
Metropolis Magazine – July 20, 2012

Summer tours of Mansueto for UChicago faculty, students, staff, alumni

Automated Storage and Retrieval System

Mansueto’s automated storage and retrieval system (Photo by John Pitcher)

Between June 20 and August 22, Library staff will be offering a limited number of behind-the-scenes tours of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library exclusively to University of Chicago faculty, students, staff and alumni.

In addition to the Grand Reading Room, tours will visit Mansueto’s underground automated storage and retrieval system and will conclude at the Special Collections Research Center.

Spaces are limited, so register early.

UCF considers building library automated retrieval system after Mansueto validates concept

Video: Here’s the robot UCF considering to store, retrieve library books
Orlando Business Journal – June 8, 2012

Deanna Marcum of Ithaka: Mansueto’s unconventional approach is ‘inspiring’

Preservation on display at University of Chicago’s Mansueto Library
Ithaka S+R Blog – May 30, 2012

Mansueto Library’s lighting design wins GE Edison Award of Merit

The lighting design for the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library recently was recognized with a 2011 GE Edison Award of Merit. 

Lighting designers Michael F. Rohde, Dorit Anderle, Stephanie Rock, Alan Al-Salihi, Magdalena Gomez and Helmut Jahn were recognized. The <a href="ht How Do I Make My Ex Want Me Back After I Broke Up With Her tp://www.gelighting.com/na/business_lighting/edison_award/merit/2011/pop_joe_and_rika_mansueto_library.htm”>GE Edison website describes the concept:

“The lighting concept aims to be as simple and minimalistic as the architecture itself. Imagine reading your favorite book under the shade of a tree with blue skies, surrounded by natural light. Daylighting control is maintained through a 57% frit to avoid glare and heat gain, and reflect the electric lighting at the same time. At night, a well-balanced combination of direct/indirect lighting reminds the reader of the qualities of daylight.”

Mansueto Grand Reading Room at dusk

Mansueto Grand Reading Room at dusk (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

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Mansueto tours for UChicago faculty, students, staff

Automated Storage and Retrieval System

Mansueto's automated storage and retrieval system (Photo by John Pitcher)

Between April 25 and May 29, Library staff will be offering a limited number of behind-the-scenes tours of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library exclusively to University of Chicago faculty, students and staff.

In addition to the Grand Reading Room, tours will visit Mansueto’s underground automated storage and retrieval system and will conclude at the Special Collections Research Center.

Spaces are limited, so register early.

5/4/2012 Update: University of Chicago staff are now being admitted to tours.

Popular Science shows how Mansueto works

Underground robot library
Popular Science – April 2012