The new Woodlands Public Library is an exceptional resource, fostering learning while encouraging exploration and collaboration within the community.

The Library, while being owned and operated by the City of Mississauga, will be jointly used by the residents of the Erindale District of Mississauga and the adjacent Woodlands Secondary School. Cooperation between the City and the School Board resulted in completely upgraded vehicular access, as well as student and community-use park areas surrounding the building.

The +VG design draws its reference from the open pages of a book, intended to open itself to the outside and engage discourse within the community. Inside, the entire building can be seen upon entering. Patrons are greeted with new multi-media centres, quiet study rooms and resources centres, while a fireplace at the heart of the building provides a relaxed and contemplative environment for casual reading.

LOCATION

Mississauga, Ontario

CLIENT

City of Mississauga

COMPLETED

2014

SIZE

8,000 ft²

SERVICES

New Construction