Library Living Lab
Library Living Lab (L3, onwards) is an open, participatory, experimentation and co-creation space situated in the public library Miquel Batllori, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain. Library construction started in 2013, the agreements for the implementation phase were signed in 2014, and finally the library opened its doors in May 2015.
L3 is located in Vollpelleres is a newly-built district that was developed during the first years of the last decade (2000-2006). Unfortunately, the collapse of the housing bubble halted the consolidation of newly born districts in Sant Cugat, and this meant that much of the projected services and amenities were not built at that time and are still lacking.
In order to deal with such inconvenience, some neighbours deeply worried about the situation decided to organise themselves and founded the Association of Residents of the Neighbourhood of Volpelleres. The Association was soon endowed with a department of innovation & technology, thus reflecting the vibrant and ICT-friendly spirit of the association. This is how the idea of a new library somehow related to technology arose.
Stakeholders & Beneficiaries
- Alpha users.
- Beta users.
- Gamma users.
- Delta users