This project involves the design and construction of a new Library, Seniors Centre and Multicultural facility. Set within the context of suburban malls and big box retail, the new building announces its civic presence by dramatically revealing the functions through a sculptural interior space. The building is designed such that public areas of the library act as ‘carved’ spaces within the larger structure, with support spaces hidden within the ‘solid’ portions of the building’s form. The material expression of the concept further emphasizes the contrasting spacial characteristics. Translucent portions of the building contrast with the public spaces that are light in colour, creating bright, airy multi-storey public spaces and reading rooms.
This project is a joint venture with Vancouver-based HCMA Architects and is a LEED Silver candidate.