The Norwegian firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with the local office DIALOG, has released its final design for the new main public library of the city of Calgary, in the south of the Canadian province of Alberta. The project won the competition held in 2013, the other finalists of which included 3XN and REX. With an area exceeding 22,000 square meters, the building will rise over existing tracks of the light railway system, on the spot where the East Village neighborhood meets downtown Calgary. On the facades, the curved structure presents glazed perforations which graduate the entrance of light, depending on the needs of the different interior spaces. The entrance is clad with wood and its shape refers to the Chinook arch, a formation of clouds caused by the characteristic winds of the region. Inside, circulation is arranged along the perimeter, around a large atrium. The new civic center is to be ready in 2018.
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