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lbruce [15.Winnipeg Public Library | 2018 est. pop. 718,648 | Windsor Park Branch]
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 //​{{:​occasional_papers:​canadian_cities_red_hot_library_development.pdf|Click here for an Adobe PDF version of this article}} ​ //\\ //​{{:​occasional_papers:​canadian_cities_red_hot_library_development.pdf|Click here for an Adobe PDF version of this article}} ​ //\\
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 +//**Part 2 in an occasional series – [[:​occasional_papers:​celebrating_stunning_canadian_urban_library_branches|click here for Part 1]]**//\\
  
 ===== Canadian Cities’ Red Hot Library Development Continues | October 2018 ===== ===== Canadian Cities’ Red Hot Library Development Continues | October 2018 =====
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 **Highlights:​ **New build, relocation of existing branch * opened March 2018 * 7,987 SF * single storey, stand-alone replacing 5,969 SF branch * $4.9 M * Architects: david penner architect & H5 Architecture * LEED Silver * Footbridge link to adjacent Bonivital Pool site * 2016 circulation = 106,197 * Pop. service area of branch = 28,000 * [[http://​www.canadapopulation2018.com/​population-of-winnipeg-2018.html|2018 est. pop. of city of Winnipeg = 718,648.]] **Highlights:​ **New build, relocation of existing branch * opened March 2018 * 7,987 SF * single storey, stand-alone replacing 5,969 SF branch * $4.9 M * Architects: david penner architect & H5 Architecture * LEED Silver * Footbridge link to adjacent Bonivital Pool site * 2016 circulation = 106,197 * Pop. service area of branch = 28,000 * [[http://​www.canadapopulation2018.com/​population-of-winnipeg-2018.html|2018 est. pop. of city of Winnipeg = 718,648.]]
  
-The [[https://​wpl.winnipeg.ca/​library/​|Winnipeg Public Library]] is justifiably proud of this this new and wonderfully bigger, brighter and more accessible facility. It has been called part of a civic campus for the body and mind by local councillor Matt Allard.((https://​www.cbc.ca/​news/​canada/​manitoba/​windsor-park-library-1.4578342 (accessed Sept 28, 2018).)) ​ The triangular footprint of the library emphasizes the strong connection to the adjacent indoor civic pool which is accessed via a new pedestrian bridge. The angled west face allows for an outdoor reading area and a view of the adjacent golf course in the winter. Deer are frequently visible from inside the library. The building is clad in a combination of pristine glazing and textured perforated weathering steel. A minimal-depth space frame roof structure floats above the open plan main library space. Full-height curtain wall glazing encloses the perimeter, washing the interior with natural light.\\ +The [[https://​wpl.winnipeg.ca/​library/​|Winnipeg Public Library]] is justifiably proud of this this new and wonderfully bigger, brighter and more accessible facility. It has been called part of a civic campus for the body and mind by local councillor Matt Allard.((https://​www.cbc.ca/​news/​canada/​manitoba/​windsor-park-library-1.4578342 (accessed Sept 28, 2018).)) ​  ​The triangular footprint of the library emphasizes the strong connection to the adjacent indoor civic pool which is accessed via a new pedestrian bridge. The angled west face allows for an outdoor reading area and a view of the adjacent golf course in the winter. Deer are frequently visible from inside the library. The building is clad in a combination of pristine glazing and textured perforated weathering steel. A minimal-depth space frame roof structure floats above the open plan main library space. Full-height curtain wall glazing encloses the perimeter, washing the interior with natural light. \\  \\ 
-\\ +The facility replaces the original two-storey, 1961 branch (@5,969 SF). As the first replacement branch in Winnipeg’s multi-year library redevelopment strategy, this signature building includes a rentable multi-use program space, a tutorial room, increased computer access, public study and leisure space, 35,000 items and parking for up to 40 vehicles. The LEED silver designation exceeds the provincial standards for energy efficiency. There is a large collection of books and magazines in French. The feature art installation,​ //​Tributaries// ​ is a mural by local artist Simon Hughes and acknowledges,​ among other things, the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers close by. The new branch serves a catchment area of 28,000. \\  \\ 
-The facility replaces the original two-storey, 1961 branch (@5,969 SF). As the first replacement branch in Winnipeg’s multi-year library redevelopment strategy, this signature building includes a rentable multi-use program space, a tutorial room, increased computer access, public study and leisure space, 35,000 items and parking for up to 40 vehicles. The LEED silver designation exceeds the provincial standards for energy efficiency. There is a large collection of books and magazines in French. The feature art installation,​ //​Tributaries//​ is a mural by local artist Simon Hughes and acknowledges,​ among other things, the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers close by. The new branch serves a catchment area of 28,000.\\ +Funding for the Windsor Park branch came from Winnipeg’s mill rate support budget. \\  \\
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-Funding for the Windsor Park branch came from Winnipeg’s mill rate support budget.\\ +
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 The Winnipeg Public Library has 20 branches in its system. Look for more WPL branch openings over the next few years as the library redevelopment strategy is fully implemented. Next up in 2018: Transcona and St. John’s (an original Carnegie branch).\\ The Winnipeg Public Library has 20 branches in its system. Look for more WPL branch openings over the next few years as the library redevelopment strategy is fully implemented. Next up in 2018: Transcona and St. John’s (an original Carnegie branch).\\
  
 **Media:** **Media:**
  
-[[https://​www.winnipegfreepress.com/​local/​new-chapter-for-windsor-park-library-477013043.html|New chapter for Windsor Park library]] (accessed Sept 28, 2018)\\ +[[https://​www.winnipegfreepress.com/​local/​new-chapter-for-windsor-park-library-477013043.html|New chapter for Windsor Park library]] (accessed Sept 28, 2018) \\ [[https://​www.cbc.ca/​news/​canada/​manitoba/​windsor-park-library-getting-new-4m-building-1.1371811|Windsor Park library getting new building]] (accessed Sept 28, 20218) \\ [[https://​www.cbc.ca/​news/​canada/​manitoba/​windsor-park-library-1.4578342|Bigger,​ Brighter, more accessible: New Windsor Park Library Opens Doors (CBC News Mar 15, 2018) ]] (accessed Sept 28, 2018)\\
-[[https://​www.cbc.ca/​news/​canada/​manitoba/​windsor-park-library-getting-new-4m-building-1.1371811|Windsor Park library getting new building]] (accessed Sept 28, 20218)\\ +
-[[https://​www.cbc.ca/​news/​canada/​manitoba/​windsor-park-library-1.4578342|Bigger,​ Brighter, more accessible: New Windsor Park Library Opens Doors (CBC News Mar 15, 2018) ]] (accessed Sept 28, 2018)\\+
  
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