Cornell brings nature inside libraries

“The grass is always greener, and now so are two of Cornell University‚Äôs libraries. Students from the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis have installed small lawns in the lobbies of Olin and Mann libraries, as well as Duffield Hall and the Physical Sciences Building. The grass is surrounded by potted plants and chairs and, in at least one spot, a plastic caution sign warning students to beware of snakes.”

via Star-Gazette

One Response to “Cornell brings nature inside libraries”

  1. Matthias
    December 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    This reminds of the the library at the University of Queensland’s Ipswich campus.

    It has a sub-tropical rainforest inside, complete with a stream.

    http://www.library.uq.edu.au/locations/uq-ipswich-library

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