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Knowlton School Digital LibraryWorkCharlesbourg Public Library [addition] [2978]

Charlesbourg Public Library [addition]


Caption
Parking lot with dimmable lights and a permeable paving surface, next to the church (1826)
Date
9/28/2013 (creation)
Related person
Croft Pelletier architectes (was created by)
Date
2005-2006 (alteration)
Location
North and Central America->Canada->Qu├ębec->Charlesbourg
Description
Located in the centre of a Renaissance-inspired plan designed by Jesuits in 1637, the Trait-Carr represents one of Quebec City four historic districts and one of the first examples in North America of a planned community. The library expansion is part of a general neighborhood revitalization plan (competition held 2003) for the Trait-Carr, and involves the construction of a 35,000-square-foot addition to the public library adjacent to the historic Saint-Charles-Borrome Church (built 1826). Sited to create a paved courtyard between it and the historic library (the Marist College, 1904), the new building is entered on the second level at the internal corner of the L-shaped plan. The larger arm of the L contains the main book stacks, and the smaller arm administrative components. Sloping up from south to north, a green roof covers the main library while the smaller wing rises above the grass-covered roof plane.
Style/Period
Twenty-first century (LCSH)
Material
glass
stone
green roof
Measurements
35,000 ft ()