Ottawa. Toronto. Vancouver. Inviting Library Design in Canada by Hughes Condon Marler Architects. Hughes Condon Marler Architects have designed an imposing library in Whistler, BC, Canada.
A project that has a lot to offer, both in terms of knowledge and architecture, the Whistler public library is an energy efficient building, answering to its site challenges. Here is more from the architects: “The Whistler Public Library is a project that celebrates a community’s passion for the outdoors and the creative and intellectual pursuits of locals and visitors alike.
From the project’s beginning, the 15,000 sq. ft. library aspired to connect the sense of imagination, contemplation and community found in the world of books with the inspiration created by the surrounding mountain tops and adjacent forest glades. The library’s L-shaped plan allows multiple connections to contrasting site conditions. On the north side of the site is Village Park which contains a children’s reading circle, pedestrian walkways, biking/skiing greenways and a stream for stormwater management. Recommended For You. Futuristic Library Design Encouraging Social Interaction in Edmonton,Canada. The design collaboration between Hughes Condon Marler and Dub Architects led to the development of Jasper Place Branch Library, a project recently completed in Edmonton, Canada.
The aim of the new construction was to create “a sustainable design to fulfill present and future library needs and uses, to welcome all demographics and to accommodate future reorganizations of the collection and reading areas”. The massive contemporary building replaces a small library which was located on the same site. The futuristic project displays an irregular shape, with an impressive glass facade and an original undulating roof. The inner spaces encourage social interaction, by “incorporating a continuous raised floor that allows for flexibility over time and eliminating the need for services at the roof level. Stairs (one of which also acts as both social space and informal amphitheater) are located at each end of the upper level and form a continuous circulation loop”, explained the architects.
(1) Épinglé par Raúl Cubo sur Render & Imagen INTerior. Snøhetta Unveils Final Design for Calgary’s New Central Library. Cool Bookish Places: The Library of Parliament, Canada - BOOK RIOT. Most bibliophiles probably have an idea of what their ideal library looks like, but don’t get the chance to actually create it.
The first parliamentary librarian of Canada, however, more or less did. Canada’s Library of Parliament was built in 1876 in a neo-Gothic style. Although it was designed by Thomas Fuller, one of Canada’s premier architects of the time, along with Chilion Jones, the real driving personality behind the library’s style and layout was Alpheus Todd, the librarian whose name sounds like a Harry Potter character. He wanted it to be modeled specifically after the British Museum’s Reading Room, which is round with a domed roof that lets in light. Unfortunately—or fortunately? Library of Parliament. The Library of Parliament (French: Bibliothèque du Parlement) is the main information repository and research resource for the Parliament of Canada.
The main branch of the library sits at the rear of the Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, and is the last untouched part of that larger building's original incarnation after it burned down in 1916. The library has been augmented and renovated a number of times since its construction in 1876, the last between 2002 and 2006, though the form and decor remain essentially authentic. The building today serves as a Canadian icon, and appears on the obverse of the Canadian ten-dollar bill.
The library is overseen by the Parliamentary Librarian of Canada and an associate or assistant librarian. The Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate and the Parliamentary Budget Officer are also considered to be officers of the library. Main branch characteristics Architectures de la connaissance – Télex. Auteur : Université Laval, Jacques Plante Éditeur : Les Publications du Québec Cet ouvrage abondamment illustré nous fait découvrir de magnifiques œuvres architecturales logées à l’intérieur même des bibliothèques de chez nous.
Qu’on les nomme bibliothèque, maison de la culture, centre d’archives ou centre culturel, elles sont le reflet de notre société et de notre époque. Ce livre nous présente, à travers ces 260 pages, les importantes transformations de ces lieux culturels des dernières années. Enfin, il nous propose de redécouvrir les bibliothèques, de les voir sous un nouveau jour, bien au-delà du lieu de consigne. Westmount Greenhouse » Utopia Moment.
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