The New Library re-imagines the functions of a 21 C library, which is no longer a place that just deposits books. The new library is an extension of the public space which is explicitly shown in this design as a continuity of spaces starting from the busy streets of the Shrewsbury town, to the new public square which extends further into buildings, and the calm, open Quarry park on the opposite side. A ramp leads visitors directly on the roof of the office building and the library top floor extends into a terrace, both of which offer another viewing platform to observe events taking place in the square. Inside of the buildings, however, calm views to the park and private spaces offer serenity and the specific atmosphere for reading and learning which I believe is the primary quality a library should possess to exist in the age of technology.