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Albion District Library
Project Type:
Library, Public Assembly
Project Location:
1515 Albion Road
Toronto, Ontario M9V 1B2
Canada
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AIA Committe on the Environment:
2018 Top Ten
Design Features:
Wetland to Collect Stormwater for Irrigation, Drought Tolerant Plants, Photovoltaics, Permeable Paving, High Performance Envelope, Green Roof, Bicycle Infrastructure, Terracotta Sun Screen
Project Summary:
One of the busiest libraries in Toronto, the Albion District Library serves a broad range of services to a diverse demographic, including many recent immigrants. Extensive community consultation shaped the design in fundamental ways, including the decision not to renovate and expand an existing library building, which would require a closure of nearly two years. Instead, our team proposed building a new library on the adjacent parking lot site, allowing the existing library to remain open through construction. The importance of the library as a community hub inspired the central architectural concept of an enclosed garden.
(Source: AIA COTE 2018)
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CA-ALBLIB
Added: 
2018-04-21 17:35:10
Updated: 
2019-01-13 21:19:30
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103.57
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1,449
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Design and Construction Team:
Perkins+Will
Architect
Aquicon
General Contractor
Blackwell
Structural Engineer
The Hidi Group
Mechanical Engineer
WSP
Civil Engineer
DTAH
Landscape Architect
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