West Vancouver Memorial Library

Comprised of numerous additions over a 60 year period, the West Vancouver Memorial Library was suffering from inefficient building and mechanical systems and a lack of unified identity. SHAPE Architecture has now completed a four phase renovation process that will extend the life of this important community facility and pull together its various phases of construction with a cohesive material palette.

SHAPE Architecture undertook a detailed building assessment to determine the most effective phasing of integrated building envelope and mechanical system upgrades, emphasizing passive strategies.

Typology
Library Renovation
Status
Completed June 2015
Client
District of West Vancouver
Location
West Vancouver, BC
Size
50,000 ft²
Value
$1.2 Million
Personnel
Alec Smith, David Guenter
Category
Community, Education, Regeneration