Bob Prittie Metrotown Library

SHAPE Architecture recently undertook two renovation projects with the City of Burnaby to program and re-imagine their aging library infrastructure. Work at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Library included a full lobby renovation, renewal of adjacent back of house spaces, and integration of a new RFID check-out system.

Critical to the design was the creation of a more inviting open and bright entry allowing patrons to engage with Library staff. Alec Smith worked closely with library staff to implement their vision for the library as a vital energized cultural space.

Typology
Public Library Renovation
Status
Completed March 2015
Client
City of Burnaby
Location
Burnaby, BC
Size
3,800 ft²
Awards
British Columbia Library Association Merit Award
Personnel
Alec Smith, Kate Busby
Category
Community, Education, Regeneration