November 11, 2019

Snøhetta Reveals Its $100 Million Charlotte, North Carolina, Library

From The Architect’s Newspaper:

Civic leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, unveiled renderings yesterday for a $100 million “library of the future” designed by Snøhetta and partners, which is intended to be an anchor for revitalization efforts in uptown Charlotte.

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In 2017 the library system selected Snøhetta to serve as the design architect, with Clark Nexsen of Charlotteas the architect of record and brightspot strategy to lead community engagement and space planning efforts.

Plans call for a 115,000-square-foot building with five levels above ground, and one below. The above-ground portion will be a curving structure (the firm is no stranger to designing swooping libraries), clad in glass and ceramic, that frames an entrance plaza and provides views to the activity inside.

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Other Snøhetta libraries include the Ryerson University Student Learning Center in Toronto; the New Central Library in Calgary; the recently-opened Charles Library at Temple University in Philadelphia; and the Far Rockaway public library in Queens, New York.

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Learn More, View More Images (via Official Snøhetta Website)

See Also: ‘Jewel of the Cultural Neighborhood’: Design Revealed For Library in Uptown Charlotte (via Charlotte Observer)

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