The new Benning Library, designed by the famous American architecture studio Davis Brody Bond Aedas, is located in Washington D.C., USA. The two floors of the facility are connected by a public staircase inside the building, creating a space which encourages pedestrian circulation through the library in order to connect one street elevation to another. The Benning Library utilises a warm colour palette of earth tones and a copper panel facade to complement its residential setting. The completed facility includes community spaces on the lower level including a 100-person multi-purpose room, two 12-person conference rooms and a public gathering and exhibition space. All rooms are covered with warm-toned vinyl flooring. The upper level of the library houses the library's collection.