Designed by Perkins+Will Canada
Photos by Alina Cornea Architectural Photography
The new Orillia Public Library & Market Square includes a two-storey public building and an exterior public library/market square. The innovative green building contains a variety of areas that include library spaces, reading areas, offices, study areas, a youth section, and a children's program room.
The mechanical systems incorporate many energy-efficient and sustainable design features, including condensing boilers, radiant in-slab heating, energy-recovery ventilators, variable speed drives on the air handling systems and the hydronic pumping systems, demand control ventilation, low flow plumbing fixtures and rain water harvesting.