Open Arts Studio
The Library is a warm and welcoming community space where visitors can work or read at our small round tables and comfortable SANAA-designed leather chairs or relax near the fireplace during colder months. Books in the Library are available for purchase and loan, spanning five focus areas that correspond with and expand upon our initiatives.
On view in the Library are two large-scale photographs by German artist Thomas Demand. These compositions show the multitude of architectural models created by SANAA as they designed Grace Farms and offer insight into the iterative process that produced the River building.
In the middle of the Library is our Justice Bar, which highlights our Justice Initiative with digital and print resources for guests to learn about the global crime of human trafficking and modern day slavery.
The Library is a 3,300 square foot space with various areas for small-groups and individuals, including a rectangular leather bench around a fireplace, a conference room, several tables with seating, individual leather chairs and a long bar with stool seating. Architectural details include:
- Bio-fuel fireplace with Peruvian stones
- SANAA-designed leather seating and shelving
- Transparent glass conference room for meetings
- Ancillary lighting, surrounding laminated and annealed glass
- SANAA rabbit ear children’s reading chairs