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.     Full Project Text         Designed for ZAS Architects
       
     
 Concept sketch
       
     
 Organizational plan
       
     
Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Feb 2016) 052a.jpg
       
     
 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.
       
     
 Glazing sample
       
     
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  Level 01 - Main Collections spaces and Library Services
       
     
 Level 02 - Upper Courtyard, Meeting Spaces & Administration Areas
       
     
 Green Roof
       
     
 East-West and North-South sections through courtyard
       
     
 Phase 2 Civic Centre Campus Plan (City Hall is Phase 1)
       
     
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Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Feb 2016) 086a.jpg
       
     
 Framing at courtyard
       
     
 V-columns at the building perimeter
       
     
 Arching corner framing
       
     
 Courtyard view
       
     
 Courtyard view
       
     
 Courtyard view
       
     
 Courtyard view
       
     
  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.     Full Project Text         Designed for ZAS Architects
       
     

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.

Full Project Text

 

Designed for ZAS Architects

 Concept sketch
       
     

Concept sketch

 Organizational plan
       
     

Organizational plan

Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Feb 2016) 052a.jpg
       
     
 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.
       
     

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.

 Glazing sample
       
     

Glazing sample

Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Oct 2015) 062a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Oct 2015) 093a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Feb 2016) 009a.jpg
       
     
  Level 01 - Main Collections spaces and Library Services
       
     

Level 01 - Main Collections spaces and Library Services

 Level 02 - Upper Courtyard, Meeting Spaces & Administration Areas
       
     

Level 02 - Upper Courtyard, Meeting Spaces & Administration Areas

 Green Roof
       
     

Green Roof

 East-West and North-South sections through courtyard
       
     

East-West and North-South sections through courtyard

 Phase 2 Civic Centre Campus Plan (City Hall is Phase 1)
       
     

Phase 2 Civic Centre Campus Plan (City Hall is Phase 1)

Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Feb 2016) 047a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Oct 2015) 101a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Feb 2016) 022a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Feb 2016) 016a.jpg
       
     
Dieter Janssen - VCCRL (Feb 2016) 086a.jpg
       
     
 Framing at courtyard
       
     

Framing at courtyard

 V-columns at the building perimeter
       
     

V-columns at the building perimeter

 Arching corner framing
       
     

Arching corner framing

 Courtyard view
       
     

Courtyard view

 Courtyard view
       
     

Courtyard view

 Courtyard view
       
     

Courtyard view

 Courtyard view
       
     

Courtyard view