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ABOVE A lower ceiling draws patrons through the reception area into the main spaces. The library can be closed off with folding glass partitions, allowing the community rooms to be used after hours.

communities that may have nuanced needs for community spaces and the public realm. Springdale Library is a beloved addition to the neighbourhood, a space that people are clearly proud of. Perhaps it will show other municipalities that radical visions of public architecture can be successful everyday community spaces—and inspire them to approach civic architecture with more ambition. Researcher, writer and editor Jocelyn Lambert Squires is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Brook McIlroy.

CLIENT City of Brampton | ARCHITECT TEAM Tyler Sharp, Bob Goyeche, Sanjoy Pal, Shelley Vanderwal, Carlos Tavares, Juan Caballero, Soo-Jin Rim, Gladys Cheung, Lisa Sato, Simon Routh, Anton Freundorfer | STRUCTURAL WSP Canada (Andrew Dionne) | MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL/LEED Jain Sustainability Consultants (Ezzat Mitri, Mohammed Khan, Raed Hindi, Brad Hollebrandse) | LANDSCAPE NAK Design Strategies (Robert Ng) | INTERIORS RDH Architects | CIVIL Valdor Engineering (David Giugovaz) | WATER FEATURES Resicom (Rob Brogee) | SPECIFICATIONS DGS Consulting Services (Don Shortreed) | AREA 2,418 m2 | BUDGET $16.7 M | COMPLETION Summer 2019

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ENERGY USE INTENSITY (PROJECTED) 178.5 kWh/m2/year BENCHMARK (Non-medical institu-

tional buildings after 2010, NRCAN) 305.6 kWh/m2/year | WATER USE INTENSITY (PROJECTED) 0.17 m3/m2/year (potable water for flush/ flow fixtures, does not include operations) | WATER SAVINGS FROM CISTERN 158 m3/year

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Canadian Architect is a magazine for architects and related professionals practicing in Canada. Canada’s only monthly design publication, Ca...

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