The Central Library: A new chapter for Calgary, and for architecture in Canada
from Globe and Mail
Can one building contain everything that makes for city life? Calgary's new Central Library sure tries. There's an LRT running through the guts of the structure, great espresso upstairs, fine furniture and hardwood at every turn. All that, and design that fuels the imagination. The library, designed by the Norwegian-American architects Snohetta along with the Calgary office of Dialog, is a building for the ages: A bold expression of how thoughtful architecture can make a good place and contribute to building a community.
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