Friday, April 16, 2010

Robarts Library, U of Toronto

Robarts, known locally as 'Fort Book', is the main humanities and social science library at U of T. Completed in 1973, it is 1 of the most significant examples of "brutalist" architecture in North America, and has one of its largest collections of books. The architects were Mathers & Haldenby Architects in consultation with Warner Burns Toan & Lunde ( New York ).

1 comment:

Linda said...

'Fort Book' is good! I'm fascinated by how architecture goes through phases. Must have a look at the current curriculum of our Architecture department at Edinburgh University and see what phase it's in.