It is not a surprise to those that know me that I am currently interested in great spaces for learning. I am one of the leaders of STEAM Academy in Lexington that is, hopefully, going to be constructing a new facility soon. Also, as part of my EDL 664 course I am increasingly inclined to talk about how spaces and technology interact for great learning. So, I'm going to post some images and links to spaces here for my own records and, hopefully, for your enjoyment.
To get us started, I've been thinking about libraries a lot lately and I came across one that blew me away: Bibliotheca Alexandrina in, of course, Alexandria Egypt. The library was an official effort at creating part of what was lost with the fire of the Great Library of Alexandria. What they created is not only visually stunning, it strikes me as a great space for learning also. It seems both open and closed at the same time and there seem to be rather private spaces as well as extremely public spaces. Someone took this photosphere inside the library, which gives a nice sense of the place.