Regional library in Vancouver moves to center of city life

December 09, 2011 |

The new Central Branch for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library in Vancouver, Wash., offers 80,000 sf of community space, more than triple the size of the original library. Previously located in an outdated building on the outskirts of the city, the new facility was incorporated into a four-block, 600,000-sf mixed-use development at the heart of urban activity. Visitors can browse five stories of collections, congregate in an active atrium space, and participate in programs ands. The Building Team, led by Miller Hull Partnership (architect), designed a rooftop reading room and terrace with views of the city, the Columbia River, and Mount Hood.

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