Size/ 1,500 m²
Client/ Edmonton Public Library/ City of Edmonton
Partner Architect/ Marshall Tittemore Architects
Landscape Architect/ Dialog
Engineer/ Read Jones Christoffersen/ Smith + Andersen/ Hemisphere Engineering/ ISL Engineering Ltd
Sustainability/ Targeting a LEED Silver certification
The Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, Alberta, provides the Highlands’ community with a distinctive landmark which underlines a new open and accessible creative centre. The new library is designed as a composition of pitched roofs, with a modern expression implementing large windows and a metallic facade. The building sits like an open pavilion in a garden and expresses that it is open to all; a free public space, a place to read, a place to learn, a place to meet, a place to be.