Presentation on theme: "Submitted by Markham Public Library April 29, 2012"— Presentation transcript:
1Submitted by Markham Public Library April 29, 2012 OLA BUILDING AWARD 2012 LIBRARY ARCHITECTURAL AND DESIGN TRANSFORMATION AWARD PROJECT: THORNHILL C0MMUNITY CENTRE LIBRARYSubmitted by Markham Public LibraryApril 29, 2012
2Table of Contents 4 Section: Plans & Drawings 15 SLIDE4Section: Plans & Drawings15Interior View Circulation Desk Before5Site Plan16Interior View Circulation Desk After6Ground Floor Plan17Interior View Information Desk Before7Second Floor Plan18Interior View Information Desk After8Elevation – Section 119Typical User Area Before9Elevation – Sections 2 and 320Typical User Area After10Furniture Plan – Ground Floor21Lighting Public Space #111Furniture Plan – Second Floor22Lighting Public Space #212Section: Photographs23Lighting Interior Night View13Interior View from Entrance Before24Interior View Workroom Before14Interior View from Entrance After25Interior View Workroom After
3Table of Contents (cont.) SLIDE26The Children’s Forest33New Program Rooms Before & After27Families Gather in the Forest34More Space for Civic Events28Entrance to Forest Before & After35Exterior View from Northwest29Learning is fun in the Forest36Exterior View from Southwest30Picture Books Before & After37Exterior Entrance31New Study Space38FAQs32More Accessible Collections
4Plans and DrawingsThornhill Community Centre Library
24Interior view: a major staff function in a nonpublic area - Workroom BEFORE
25Interior view: a major staff function in a nonpublic area - Workroom AFTER
26The Children’s ForestThe revitalized Children’s Area features an enchanting mural created by local artist Pat Wheeler, and funded by a generous legacy from the estate of Leonard Wilson Black. The artwork was inspired by the local eco-history of the adjacent Don Valley watershed, designed to instill an appreciation of nature and wildlife from an early age.Themed programs in the “Forest” include a Woodland Scavenger Hunt, Owl Craft, and lots of animal stories.
27Families gather in the Forest There’s even an outhouse – the children’s washroom!
28Entrance to the Children’s Forest – BEFORE and AFTER Partition walls were demolished to open up and brighten this lower level space.
31New Study SpaceFour group study rooms were created through the partitioning of existing space.A new large and bright Study Hall was created on the upper level of the previous theatre space.
32More Accessible Collections Collections are now more accessible through merchandising, power walls and C3, Markham’s award-winning customer-friendly classification system
33New Space – Program Rooms BEFORE and AFTER New program rooms were created through the demolition of raked theatre-style seating and the insertion of a new floor (the ceiling in this view) dividing a double-height space into two levels.
34More space for civic and cultural events Mobile stacks and furniture on wheels makes it easy to create space for civic and cultural events.
35Exterior View – from northwest 1988 constructionThe exterior was not significantly changed (apart from a new window and emergency exit staircase for the new Study Hall).
36Exterior View – from southwest 1988 construction – not changed by renovation project.
37Exterior Entrance1974 construction – not changed by renovation project.
38FAQs: Thornhill Community Library Renovation & Expansion Completed 2011Architect: WK Lim Architect inc.Contractor: Charterhouse Projects Inc.Corporate Project Managers: SMA-METTKO Ltd.Millwork: Shaw Woodworks Inc.Size (post-renovation): 26,053 sq. ft.WK Lim Architect inc. 141 Portland Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 2N4 Tel Fax