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 {{:​images:​epl_jasper_picture1.jpg?​nolink&​280x186 ​ |Jasper Branch, Edmonton Public Library}}←//​Edmonton-Jasper Place. Credit Hughes Condon Marler Architects//​→{{ ​ :​images:​children_in_jasper_branch_edmonton.jpg?​nolink&​261x173|Children in Jasper Branch, Edmonton Public Library}}\\ {{:​images:​epl_jasper_picture1.jpg?​nolink&​280x186 ​ |Jasper Branch, Edmonton Public Library}}←//​Edmonton-Jasper Place. Credit Hughes Condon Marler Architects//​→{{ ​ :​images:​children_in_jasper_branch_edmonton.jpg?​nolink&​261x173|Children in Jasper Branch, Edmonton Public Library}}\\
  
-**<font inherit/​inherit;;#​FF0000;;​inherit>​Edmonton Public Library, Jasper Place branch</​font>​.** ​ Opened in 2013,​((http://​www.edmontonjournal.com/​news/​edmonton/​Photos+Modern+Jasper+Place+branch+open+readers/​8015044/​story.html)) ​  this stunning 15.9K SF branch was built at a cost of $12.8 M with a focus on sustainability and flexibility. Its special features include LEED Gold certification,​ space organized by large flexible social areas that are sheltered by a column free undulating roof form and stairs that double as reading spaces. Seventy-five % of construction waste was diverted from the landfill. Designed by Dub Architects and Hugh Condon Marler Architects, Jasper Place has earned a slew of awards including the 2014 Prairie Design Award of Merit, the Chicago Athenaeum/​European Centre for Architecture-International Architecture award, the 2016 AIBC Lieutenant Governor of BC Award for Architecture and the 2016 Canadian Green Building Award-National Winner.((http://​digital.canadawide.com/​i/​182553-october-2013)) ←//​Mississauga-Meadowvale. Credit Jay Esteron//​{{:​images:​meadowvale_community_branch_mississauga.jpg?​nolink&​194x141 ​ |Meadowvale Community Branch, Mississauga Public Library}}+**<font inherit/​inherit;;#​FF0000;;​inherit>​Edmonton Public Library, Jasper Place branch</​font>​.** ​ Opened in 2013,​((http://​www.edmontonjournal.com/​news/​edmonton/​Photos+Modern+Jasper+Place+branch+open+readers/​8015044/​story.html)) ​  this stunning 15.9K SF branch was built at a cost of $12.8 M with a focus on sustainability and flexibility. Its special features include LEED Gold certification,​ space organized by large flexible social areas that are sheltered by a column free undulating roof form and stairs that double as reading spaces. Seventy-five % of construction waste was diverted from the landfill. Designed by Dub Architects and Hugh Condon Marler Architects, Jasper Place has earned a slew of awards including the 2014 Prairie Design Award of Merit, the Chicago Athenaeum/​European Centre for Architecture-International Architecture award, the 2016 AIBC Lieutenant Governor of BC Award for Architecture and the 2016 Canadian Green Building Award-National Winner.((http://​digital.canadawide.com/​i/​182553-october-2013)) ​  ​←//​Mississauga-Meadowvale. Credit Jay Esteron//​{{:​images:​meadowvale_community_branch_mississauga.jpg?​nolink&​194x141 ​ |Meadowvale Community Branch, Mississauga Public Library}}
  
 <font inherit/​inherit;;#​FF0000;;​inherit>​**Mississauga Library System, Meadowvale Community Centre and Library**</​font>​. Opened in October 2016,​((http://​dailycommercialnews.com/​Projects/​News/​2016/​12/​New-Meadowvale-Community-Centre-achieves-LEED-Silver-1020462W/​)) ​  this 16.6K SF relocated branch is a part of a new 82K SF community centre built at a total cost $37M. Designed by Perkins + Will Architects, the LEED Silver building is about creating a space for the community to use indoors and out for their minds and bodies-integrating the facility and the Lake Aquitaine Park.\\ <font inherit/​inherit;;#​FF0000;;​inherit>​**Mississauga Library System, Meadowvale Community Centre and Library**</​font>​. Opened in October 2016,​((http://​dailycommercialnews.com/​Projects/​News/​2016/​12/​New-Meadowvale-Community-Centre-achieves-LEED-Silver-1020462W/​)) ​  this 16.6K SF relocated branch is a part of a new 82K SF community centre built at a total cost $37M. Designed by Perkins + Will Architects, the LEED Silver building is about creating a space for the community to use indoors and out for their minds and bodies-integrating the facility and the Lake Aquitaine Park.\\
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 <font inherit/​inherit;;#​FF0000;;​inherit>​**Vaughan Public Libraries, Civic Centre Resource Library branch library**</​font>​. The largest of the eight libraries featured in this article (and another Chatelaine cool library(( http://​www.chatelaine.com/​living/​coolest-libraries-in-canada/​)) ​  ) is the spectacular new 36K SF Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library. It opened May 2016 at a total cost of $22.1M and links Vaughan’s historic buildings to the west and the new city hall to the east.(( http://​www.theglobeandmail.com/​news/​toronto/​vaughans-new-glass-and-metal-marvel-is-not-your-grandmothers-library/​article31804654/?​cmpid=rss1)) ​  ​Designed by Toronto’s ZAS Architects+Interiors it has two distinctive design concepts that create a sense of fun and delight: its sweeping curved roof and walls of glass and reflective metal were inspired by the roller coaster at the nearby Canada’s Wonderland and theme park, and openness of the interiors creates an indoor space incorporating the elements you would find in a traditional Italian piazza including a central reading garden courtyard and patio where the community can gather, meet and exchange ideas.(( http://​www.yorkregion.com/​news-story/​6549752-an-exclusive-tour-of-vaughan-s-civic-centre-resource-library/​)) ​  Some of the key features include: an abundance of natural light, a //Create It Studio// ​ including a green room and music recording studio, iPad and Notebook kiosk availability,​ self-check in and out, interactive family space with heated floor, Teen Zone, comfortable reading lounge with great views, collaboration rooms for group study, drive through book return, electron vehicle charging stations and a milk snake in an aquarium in the kids area. Designed for a LEED Silver rating, the CCRL is too new to have won any awards…but keep watching.\\ <font inherit/​inherit;;#​FF0000;;​inherit>​**Vaughan Public Libraries, Civic Centre Resource Library branch library**</​font>​. The largest of the eight libraries featured in this article (and another Chatelaine cool library(( http://​www.chatelaine.com/​living/​coolest-libraries-in-canada/​)) ​  ) is the spectacular new 36K SF Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library. It opened May 2016 at a total cost of $22.1M and links Vaughan’s historic buildings to the west and the new city hall to the east.(( http://​www.theglobeandmail.com/​news/​toronto/​vaughans-new-glass-and-metal-marvel-is-not-your-grandmothers-library/​article31804654/?​cmpid=rss1)) ​  ​Designed by Toronto’s ZAS Architects+Interiors it has two distinctive design concepts that create a sense of fun and delight: its sweeping curved roof and walls of glass and reflective metal were inspired by the roller coaster at the nearby Canada’s Wonderland and theme park, and openness of the interiors creates an indoor space incorporating the elements you would find in a traditional Italian piazza including a central reading garden courtyard and patio where the community can gather, meet and exchange ideas.(( http://​www.yorkregion.com/​news-story/​6549752-an-exclusive-tour-of-vaughan-s-civic-centre-resource-library/​)) ​  Some of the key features include: an abundance of natural light, a //Create It Studio// ​ including a green room and music recording studio, iPad and Notebook kiosk availability,​ self-check in and out, interactive family space with heated floor, Teen Zone, comfortable reading lounge with great views, collaboration rooms for group study, drive through book return, electron vehicle charging stations and a milk snake in an aquarium in the kids area. Designed for a LEED Silver rating, the CCRL is too new to have won any awards…but keep watching.\\
  
-←//​Waterloo-John M Harper. Credit Teeple Architects//​{{:​images:​john_m._harper_branch_waterloo.jpg?​nolink&​418x280 ​ |John M. Harper Branch, Waterloo Public Library}}\\+←//​Waterloo-John M Harper. Credit Teeple Architects//​{{:​images:​john_m._harper_branch_waterloo.jpg?​nolink&​409x274 ​ |John M. Harper Branch, Waterloo Public Library}}\\
  
 **<font inherit/​inherit;;#​FF0000;;​inherit>​Waterloo Public Library, John M. Harper branch</​font>​. **  Waterloo’s John M. Harper branch designed by Teeple Architects with Garwood, Jones and Hanham Architects, opened in 2011 at a total cost of $7.2M.(( https://​www.pressreader.com/​canada/​grand-magazine/​20130103/​282235188039600)) ​  The architecturally stunning library is in a shared facility with Waterloo’s Stork Family YMCA with 21.5K SF composed of 17.8K SF of library space and 3.7K SF common space. The $22.3M facility was financed by the federal government gas tax, the City of Waterloo, the UMCA and the Library. The University of Waterloo made the land available. As one of Chatelaine’s “Cool Libraries”(( http://​www.chatelaine.com/​living/​coolest-libraries-in-canada/​)) ​  it has LEED Silver certification and won a 2013 Ontario Library Association New Library Building Award. The design emphasis was staff-on-the-move,​ enabling technology, clear-span visibility, eye-popping colours, interactive white board in the kids area, services for all groups, and zones for both quiet and more boisterous activity. WPL’s project director and manager of collections Alannah d’Ailly says “People ask what the magic is. The space creates an experience that inspires, is playful and forward looking, while delivering an extroverted library service that puts staff on the floor face-to-face with the community in a library that is a ‘great good place’.”(( Waterloo Public Library data submission for this article, February 2017.{{tag>​Canadian_library_architecture Canadian_branch_libraries library_buildings}})) **<font inherit/​inherit;;#​FF0000;;​inherit>​Waterloo Public Library, John M. Harper branch</​font>​. **  Waterloo’s John M. Harper branch designed by Teeple Architects with Garwood, Jones and Hanham Architects, opened in 2011 at a total cost of $7.2M.(( https://​www.pressreader.com/​canada/​grand-magazine/​20130103/​282235188039600)) ​  The architecturally stunning library is in a shared facility with Waterloo’s Stork Family YMCA with 21.5K SF composed of 17.8K SF of library space and 3.7K SF common space. The $22.3M facility was financed by the federal government gas tax, the City of Waterloo, the UMCA and the Library. The University of Waterloo made the land available. As one of Chatelaine’s “Cool Libraries”(( http://​www.chatelaine.com/​living/​coolest-libraries-in-canada/​)) ​  it has LEED Silver certification and won a 2013 Ontario Library Association New Library Building Award. The design emphasis was staff-on-the-move,​ enabling technology, clear-span visibility, eye-popping colours, interactive white board in the kids area, services for all groups, and zones for both quiet and more boisterous activity. WPL’s project director and manager of collections Alannah d’Ailly says “People ask what the magic is. The space creates an experience that inspires, is playful and forward looking, while delivering an extroverted library service that puts staff on the floor face-to-face with the community in a library that is a ‘great good place’.”(( Waterloo Public Library data submission for this article, February 2017.{{tag>​Canadian_library_architecture Canadian_branch_libraries library_buildings}}))
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