dancker was enthusiastic to work with Mountain View to meet the high expectations for their project. Incorporating modular walls, flexible furniture, integrated technology, imaging, privacy film, and paint services, the new media center features three main spaces: a quiet reading room for focus, collaborative areas for group work and creativity, and a makerspace that promotes active learning.
The quiet reading room is defined by a modular interior wall consisting of both glass and solid panels. While the room’s acoustic security limits distractions from other areas of the media center, glass panels with graphic film provide visibility into the rest of the media center to prevent users inside from feeling completely isolated. The solid wall panels feature two integrated 55” displays facing outwards towards the collaborative and makerspace areas. Together with two 70” wall mounted displays on an adjacent wall, there are many opportunities to inspire and engage students through presentations, digital signage, and school branding.
Due to the diversity of learning activities that will occur in the space, a variety of flexible surfaces and seating are available to keep students engaged. Selected to encourage mobility, the seating will help students adapt to different group sizes and tasks as well as offer different posture options to match students’ preferred study needs.