Calgary Public Library Event — February 1, 2017
Come join us for an exclusive presentation of the Calgary Public Library by Stuart Olson on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
Calgary Public Library Presentation by Stuart Olson
The Calgary Central Library, also known as the Calgary New Central Library (NCL), is an under construction public library in Calgary, Alberta that will be part of the Calgary Public Library system when completed in 2018. The four-storey structure is being built in the Downtown East Village neighborhood and will include 240,000 square feet (22,000 m2) of space. The $245 million library will replace the existing central branch in Downtown Calgary, built in 1963 and expanded in 1974.
A combined bid from American-Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and Canadian firm DIALOG won a design competition held for the project in 2013. Their design features an oval-like form and an interior with a large central atrium with a skylight. The building is elevated one floor above street level to accommodate a light rail trackway below as well as a public plaza.
Planning for a new library began in 2004 and was finalized in 2011. Construction began in 2013 with the encapsulation of an existing CTrain light rail tunnel portal; above-ground construction of the library itself began in September 2015.
Event Details and Registration:
|Date:||Wednesday, February 1, 2017|
|Time:||5:00 PM – 8:00 PM|
|Location:||Danish Club of Calgary
727 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 (Map)
|Cost:||$33 plus tax — includes buffet dinner|
|RSVP:||Please register online by Monday, Jan. 30|