Inviting Library Design in Canada by Hughes Condon Marler Architects

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. Adjacent to the park, the elevations on the north and west of the library provide an expansive curtain wall glazing system that optimizes visual connections to Sprott Mountain in the distance and to Village Park in the foreground. To emphasize this relationship, the vertical window mullions are staggered randomly to abstract the rhythm of the tree trunks in the adjacent park and to draw the eye upward toward the views.”  Freshome readers, we hope we have stirred you reading appetite as well as your thirst for inviting public library design. (Photography by Martin Tessler)



  • swastana March 19, 2011 at 17:07 PMLogin to Reply →

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  • Heather March 19, 2011 at 18:31 PMLogin to Reply →

    Amazing. Great design. I can’t believe this is a recent building. It looks like it was bulit in the 1950’s, looks so mid-century modern. Most of today’s structures are empty, cold and bare, but I love how much wood is used here, warms up the whole structure.

  • waxiii March 20, 2011 at 12:25 PMLogin to Reply →

    wow,,,this building is so great, the architecture make us feel comfort and read more book then usual,,,hohohoho

  • Fisayo March 20, 2011 at 19:31 PMLogin to Reply →

    WOW! Great design. Thanks for sharing