Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library
The contemporary library has expanded its mandate beyond books, offering a wide range of resources and changing its operation from a place of study to a place of collaboration & production.
Conceived as a 'woodlot', the library presents a context of interconnected spaces offering a wide range of focuses - from a kids' zone, teen areas, music & video production, a cafe, a study hall, reading gardens and a variety of individual and group areas.
Designed for ZAS Architects
A gradient pattern of mirror dots transitions from clear, at the lower level used by patron seating, to opaque as it fades into the solid cladding. The glazing shifts from views into and out of the library to mirroring the surrounding landscape.
Level 01 - Main Collections spaces and Library Services
Level 02 - Upper Courtyard, Meeting Spaces & Administration Areas
East-West and North-South sections through courtyard
Phase 2 Civic Centre Campus Plan (City Hall is Phase 1)
Framing at courtyard
V-columns at the building perimeter
Arching corner framing