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.
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
Siamak Hariri, Partner-in-Charge
This residence employs two volumes with carefully choreographed openings that address the public street while maintaining the importance of domestic intimacy and privacy. The back of the house takes advantage of its ravine setting with a design of transparency that maximizes the natural light and provides natural landscape vistas. Employing a vocabulary of enduring materials of French limestone, roughcast stucco, and teak windows, the house underscores the client’s desire to create a generational home.
2010 Tucker Design Award, Building Stone Institute Award of Excellence