Canmore Public Library

  • LOCATION : Canmore, AB
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Designed to reflect the unique character and quality of the town, this facility acts as an iconic gateway to the more intimate town centre. The building extends the pedestrian experience from Main Street with an exciting event plaza creating a dynamic forecourt to the building. The common circulation space opens up to the plaza and leads people along sheared walls of stone and wood to the impressive world-class climbing walls. The dominant features of the space is a glulam wood structure and the end glazing wall which looks out towards Canmore’s signature Three Sisters mountain range.

Canmore Multiplex, now known as Elevation Place, is the marriage of culture, sport, library, art gallery space and fitness elements such as a climbing wall and pools. The project represents a comprehensive inclusion of the community’s philosophy from all perspectives.

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Location: Canmore, AB
Client: Town of Canmore
LEED: Silver
Year: 2013
Awards: Alberta Masonry Design Awards | Award of Excellent, Commercial; Stephen Barr Award of Excellence | Recreation Facility Design (2012); Alberta Construction Magazine | Top Projects Design, Institutional