Presentation on theme: "Submitted by Markham Public Library April 29, 2012"— Presentation transcript:
1 Submitted 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
2 Table 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
3 Table 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
4 Plans and DrawingsThornhill Community Centre Library
24 Interior view: a major staff function in a nonpublic area - Workroom BEFORE
25 Interior view: a major staff function in a nonpublic area - Workroom AFTER
26 The 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.
27 Families gather in the Forest There’s even an outhouse – the children’s washroom!
28 Entrance to the Children’s Forest – BEFORE and AFTER Partition walls were demolished to open up and brighten this lower level space.
31 New 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.
32 More Accessible Collections Collections are now more accessible through merchandising, power walls and C3, Markham’s award-winning customer-friendly classification system
33 New 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.
34 More space for civic and cultural events Mobile stacks and furniture on wheels makes it easy to create space for civic and cultural events.
35 Exterior View – from northwest 1988 constructionThe exterior was not significantly changed (apart from a new window and emergency exit staircase for the new Study Hall).
36 Exterior View – from southwest 1988 construction – not changed by renovation project.
37 Exterior Entrance1974 construction – not changed by renovation project.