Photographer's Note

Calgary Public Library - Interior

To make a good comparison between the libraries of Vancouver, Seattle and Calgary, it is of course also important to look at the design, atmosphere and functionality of the buildings inside.

Is the library in Vancouver a square box in the round Colosseum-shell; The Calgary library is the other way around.
When you enter the more or less square building, the curved oval shapes of the stairwell dominates the view. All public spaces are grouped in an open, transparent connection around the impressive staircase.
No matter how photogenic the building is, the photos do not do justice to the fantastic atmosphere that all this exudes wherever you are in the building
It is a building that you enjoy to visit as often as possible.
To read, learn and meet other people or participate to other activities.

We should not forget to mention the security guard/attendant who kindly addressed us at the entrance and proudly provided us with some brochures of the building.
On our departure, we congratulated him and the city of Calgary with this fantastic library.

■ Picture 1: ◄ Ground Floor ►

■ Picture 2: ◄ Top Floor ►

■ Picture 3: ◄ Middle Floor ►

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5620 W: 329 N: 10884] (42652)
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