Goodbye, Paley Library
Temple University has said farewell to its Paley Library. Considered one of Philadelphia’s finest examples of Brutalist architecture, the building will be used by Temple’s School of Public Health. Snøhetta — a Norweigan architecture firm — has designed a new, futuristic library that will include features like a robotic book-retrieval system.
This has us reminiscing about a project we loved doing. Back in 2012, Temple University wanted something big and visible to launch their “Temple Made” campaign. The campaign emphasized Temple students’ determination, creativity and individuality, while highlighting the university’s integral role in Philadelphia’s academic, cultural and civic communities.
We documented two nights of mobile street projections around Philadelphia, leading up to a nighttime event on Temple’s campus attended by 2,500 students, alumni and faculty. One of the many highlights was our projection mapping of the campus’s iconic bell tower and Paley Library, which glowed in the night sky throughout the party.