Millennium Library

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg Centennial Library was originally constructed in 1976 as a three-story building occupying a city block and an adjacent public park. The addition to the library, which began in 2002 fetures a glazed wall of this multi-story space that opens every level to light, landscape, and city. All public and collections space is accessible from this linear route. The compact footprint of the addition maintains maximum park space, allowing the library to take advantage of its location, while the highly visible, interactive terraces, an interior topography at the scale of the park, generate a radically new identity for the library.
Download full case study.

Technical Details:

City of Winnipeg Library Services, City of Winnipeg
Planning, Property, and Development Department
Contractor Manshield Construction
Architects  Patkau Architects and LM Architectural Group