Beaverbrook Library - Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa, Canada. Architect: Moriyama and Teshima Architects, 2014.
|:||Beaverbrook Library - Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa, Canada. Architect: Moriyama and Teshima Architects, 2014. The massive double-height transparent facade provides ample natural light in the main public areas.|
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|:||Beaverbrook Library - Ottawa Public Library|
|:||Beaverbrook Library - Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa, Canada. Architect: Moriyama and Teshima Architects, 2014.|
|:||Moriyama and Teshima Architects|
|:||This major expansion and renovation doubles the size of the West District Library, the second-highest circulating branch in the Ottawa Public Library system, and creates welcoming, engaging and technology-enabled public spaces awash in natural light. The two-storey addition establishes a far more substantial visual presence for the library, welcoming patrons with a transparent facade of floor-to-ceiling glass and an entrance terrace with seating areas and naturalized gardens. Inside, the prime public areas are arranged along the front window wall, including a dramatic double-height reading area and a feature staircase leading to the second floor. Spaces for children and youth are visually and acoustically separated, and are outfitted with comfortable lounge furniture and study areas for individuals and groups. Storytime space overlooks a magical treed outcrop and a future children's garden. The conference room is fitted with an A/V system and can be partitioned for evening events|
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