minimal | clean lines | lack of ornamentation | contrast | revealed structure | innovative | undisguised materials | functional | playful | open floor plan | contemporary l |iving with nature | organic | non-traditional | pure form | timeless

Whistler Public Library / Whistler Village, Canada

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via HCMA

Acting as a bridge between the built-up fabric of Whistler Village and the adjacent community park, the library provides a bold civic facility and is both a showpiece of sustainable design and a contemporary response to its mountain resort context. Design features include innovative prefabricated wood roof panels, locally quarried basalt and a large gently sloping green roof. The new south facing entry plaza provides an important new civic space, while support spaces such as an end-of-trip shower and change facility for bicycle and cross country ski commuters ensured that this was the first LEED® Gold certified library in Canada.

Awards
Lieutenant Governor of BC Awards for Architecture
Wood Design Real Cedar Award
BC Wood Design Award

 (Hughes Condon Marler Architects)

Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA), . (n.d.). Whistler public library. Retrieved from http://hcma.ca/whistler-public-library/?ref=15

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