Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mt Dennis Library

This is the Mt Dennis library which can be found just down the street from yesterday's mural. It has just re-opened after an extensive renovation of the 60 year-old dark brick building that was here before. Designed by architect Bruce Stratton, the building has had windows and skylight punched into it, a totally redesigned interior, and apparently even has an outdoor reading garden. I love the new facade of  glass and corten steel - quite an elegant addition to the area!

15 comments:

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

As a huge fan of Corten, I think I like this, it will be fun to watch it age.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty cool - new and old mixed.

Karen said...

An outdoor reading garden, how cool!

Sharon said...

I love this modern mix with the old brick structure. Very nicely redesigned.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks like a super modern new library Pat, like the idea of a reading garden too. Will be interesting to see what other improvements they make to this area.

llandudnopictures said...

It does look very sleek and modern, they have done a great job!

hamilton said...

This has a modern, sleek elegance to it.
When I lived in Barrie the new library had a rooftop garden which I used a lot - a great idea that should be introduced more.

Deb said...

Looks good and the outdoor reading garden sounds great.

William Kendall said...

Quite impressive!

Jack said...

This is terrific. I have read that it is a trend to let a lot more light into libraries through glass curtain walls like this.

Randy said...

Nice looking library.

Halcyon said...

It's very nice looking! Much nicer than the one near my house.

Laura. M said...

A good place to enjoy reading.
A kiss.

JM said...

Beautiful modern lines!

Mark R said...

Your use of the word 'elegant' is quite accurate ! Astonishing to think that steel-and-glass could be quite so graceful