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Pierre Berton Resource Library

Vaughan Public Libraries

Location: Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Client: Vaughan Public Libraries
Completion: October 2004

Photography: Tom Arban, Steven Evans


MAP

The Pierre Berton Resource Library is designed to serve the information, cultural, learning and leisure needs of a growing multicultural population. Vaughan Public Libraries has been at the forefront of mobilizing new technology to benefit library users. The new library incorporates an array of Internet-access computers, word-processing stations, and CD-ROM terminals to meet the ever-growing demand.

The facility is also designed to optimize the library’s visibility in the community. The north facade along Rutherford Road is glazed, exposing all the activity inside. The double-height Internet café protrudes from this facade, and its media installation acts both as a beacon and as a source of information to library users. The second-floor study lounge breaks out of the main building mass, commanding a presence along Rutherford Road and providing views to the adjacent Boyd Conservation Area.

THE TEAM

jmallard@dsai.ca
gmccluskie@dsai.ca
dschmitt@dsai.ca
jmallard@dsai.ca
dschmitt@dsai.ca
gmccluskie@dsai.ca