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Ottawa Library Tech. Services + Material Handling Centre

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Size: 95,000 sq ft

Client: Ottawa Public Library and City of Ottawa

This project incorporates a Materials Distribution Centre and a Library Collections and Technical Services Centre for the Ottawa Public Library system. The Ottawa Public Library system has 33 branches. The Materials Distribution Centre is a technologically advanced and flexible centre. When complete it will set a new standard for Canadian Libraries.

The Collections and Technical Serivces components are being designed with flexibility and a high quality work environment as the prime design objectives. The Library functions are co-located with the City of Ottawa Archives Centre. The program also includes public meeting and exhibition spaces. JV with Barry Hobin Architects.

The project is a LEED Gold Building featuring a heat pump system with heat recovery, low flow plumbing fixtures, and a well insulated building envelope. A total of 50% annual energy savings is achieved.

Awards: Archives Association of Ontario Corporate Award 2012


Photos by Tom Arban