• Highlands Branch Library
  • Highlands Branch Library
  • Highlands Branch Library
  • Highlands Branch Library
  • Highlands Branch Library
  • Highlands Branch Library

Highlands Branch Library

LEARNING

Edmonton, AB

2014

The design for the new Highlands Branch Library reflects Edmonton Public Library’s aspirations to create welcoming, inviting spaces that encourage community gathering, conversation, study and learning. The design attempts to satisfy a welcoming space that fulfills present and future library needs and uses; a distinctive building that projects the library’s unique role in the community as a place for public use; a flexible space that will be able to accommodate future reorganizations of the collection and reading areas; and a sustainable building that meets present and future library needs and uses. It presents information and knowledge in new and exciting ways that encourage visits to the library and confirm its role as the ‘third place’ — home, work and library — for the residents of this community. The facility shall obtain LEED Silver Certification.

Client: City of Edmonton & Edmonton Public Library
Location: Edmonton, AB.
Area: ± 12,000 ft²
Year of Completion: 2014
Final Budget: ± $6 Million
Collaboration:  shl architects