This new 42,500sf branch for the Delaware County District Library comprises three floors of flexible, visually and functionally connected spaces that provide strong connectivity to two exterior reading gardens.
- Asymmetrical gable roof forms and rhythmic window spacing bring a sense of contemporary expression to the modern design.
- A central courtyard space provides a quiet outdoor reading area at the heart of the plan, while simultaneously bringing daylight into many of the internal areas.
- A second-floor recessed covered porch provides opportunities for outdoor reading.
- An inverted entry canopy pays homage to the iconic Orange Branch, providing brand consistency through building imagery within the library system.
- Immersive technology solutions provide seamless connectivity to both the library’s catalog and beyond—allowing for video sharing and live-streaming.
- Spaces are stratified: community-based services and meeting rooms on the first floor; administrative functions and children’s areas on the second floor; and teen and adult areas on the third floor.