Vaughan, ON, Canada
ZAS Architects is currently designing a library for the Vellore Village Community Centre. The 7,730-square-foot facility will be attached to the existing community centre at 1 Villa Royale in Woodbridge, near Weston Road. In designing the new library careful attention was paid to maintaining the modern style of the existing facility.
The architectural aesthetic of the addition has evolved to become more dynamic through the use of curvilinear form and cantilevered features. This is particularly distinguishable in the library's main reading areas, where the curved form of curtainwall glazing extends along the east facade and reappears along the west facade.
In order to ensure full accessibility, the library has been designed on a single level matching the floor elevation of the community centre. The position of the library will overlook the existing adjacent skatepark/ice skating pad from above and the area below the library will be used for mechanical/electrical space so that the undulating roof design is not full of rooftop equipment.
City of Vaughan, Vaughan Public Libraries
1 Villa Royale Ave, Woodbridge, Ontario
7,730 square feet