The Plainsboro Library designed by BKSK Architects is located in New Jersey, United States. BKSK has re-imagined traditional library elements, keeping their function, but changing their form, while visibly exposing the complexity and richness of the building from the entrance. The Library is technologically smart and energy efficient, making use of sustainable building materials and building systems whenever possible.
The building is predominantly made up of simple rectangular brick volumes arranged around an open glass enclosed atrium that provides a counterpoint to the Town Square outside and serves as an organising element for distinct individual spaces. While the main atrium recalls a traditional library reading room, the space is not sequestered or treated as a quiet sanctuary. Rather, it occupies the open transparent centre of the building, visible from outside and welcoming to all.