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Designed by Kingsland + Architects Inc. with Phillip H. Carter Architecture
Photo by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
A 10,000 sq. ft. addition to an existing Toronto Public Library site that accommodates the surrounding community's growth and increasing demand, the library houses stack collection areas, study carrels, staff offices, and large community meeting room.
The building's existing exposed air distribution was removed to uncover the library's wood structure and redistributed to more discrete locations to enhance the interior space. In addition, all new mechanical systems have been routed through an under-slab trench to avoid cluttering the exposed structure. Both the existing and new systems incorporate variable air volume terminals for temperature control, flexibility and energy efficiency.