Dawe Public Library, Canada

Public libraries / Completed 2011

Open concept architecture

G.H. Dawe Centre – with schools, swimming pools, public library and an arena – in North Red Deer, has been undergoing an extensive renovation process, a revitalization in which Dawe Library played a major part.


The new library is equipped with the latest technology, such as self-checkout stations, OPAC stations and RFID tags in all collections, but it is also a place where you can find a peaceful flow. A curved curtain wall, circular interior glazing and floating curved acoustic panels set the atmosphere for tranquility and activity. Perimeter rooms for different activities surround a big open interior, and the adjacent spaces are visually connected to the library.