Central Library renewal in Canada and around the world
Below is a list of central libraries that have recently been updated or rebuilt. Notice how each one is a very unique structure and incorporates elements of each community into the design: landscapes, geology, people, points of pride, and more.
Each is tailored to the unique needs of its community and has been built to ensure generations of citizens continue to find the library relevant and take pride in their Central Library and what it represents.
Other libraries are considering changes to their Central Libraries:
- Ottawa – renderings for a proposed joint facility to house Ottawa’s central library and Archives Canada
- Sydney NS Central Library
- Let your imagination run wild with this list of 50 most beautiful libraries in the world.
- Read a recent editorial at canadianarchitect.com about the thinking behind Canada’s new public library buildings
It’s easy to see that the opportunity to renew or rebuild a central library is a much bigger question than “how much room do we need to house our collections and provide our services?”