New Central Library | ?m | 6s | Calgary Library | Snøhetta

General rating of the project

  • Great

    Votes: 46 69.7%
  • Very Good

    Votes: 16 24.2%
  • Good

    Votes: 4 6.1%
  • So so

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Not Very Good

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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Surrealplaces

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One of the times Calgary really got it right. I don't think anyone here thought the library would take a dive after the novelty wore off, but yeah I saw more than a few people on social media who thought that. You don't hear anything from them now.
 

UrbanWarrior

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I stopped by the library this weekend, the first time since February and I am still extremely impressed.

For those who thought the library's vibrancy was going to take a dive after a couple of months when the novelty wore off, they couldn't be more wrong. The place is still buzzing. It's a complete success and arguably Calgary's best public space.
I was going to post about this a couple weeks ago but forgot. I went there to study in the reading room. Literally every section of the library, even the children's playground area, was busy. It was great to see.

Here is a couple shots I snapped...


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