In November of last year, the doors opened to an absolutely gorgeous new library in Calgary. Central Library’s Snøhetta-designed new home is a striking, light-filled mix of glass, wood, concrete, and steel. The graceful curves and oh! that skylight! captivated me when my hubby and I visited on opening weekend.
Check out 100 Reasons to Love the New Central Library, a compendium of fun facts about this spectacular space!
P.S. If you look down into the lower part of the photo, you’ll see a life-sized statue of a bison. Created by Cree artist Lionel Peyachew, it is made out of pieces of stamped metal representing words in various Indigenous languages.
Such a gorgeous building! I think I could happily spend all day there.
Oh yes, that’s exactly how I feel every time I go there! It’s so beautiful and welcoming. And this photo doesn’t show all the books and other treasures which are the biggest draw…. 🙂
this looks like an amazing place
Looks lovely – so light and airy. A great place to sit and read. 🙂
It is a beautiful building with lots of light.
What a soaring, beautiful place! If ever I come to Calgary…
Wow, Sheryl. It is gorgeous! Is this where you work?
It is truly spectacular! I have done some substitute work there since it opened but it’s not my “home” branch where I normally work. We have 21 library branches in Calgary – it’s a huge system! 🙂
Holy wow!! That is Quite the Library that Calgary has!!
It looks like a cathedral! As it should . . .
Wat een fijne plek om te bezoeken.Vind het bijzonder knap
The Fish made from books is amazing.
Wow! What a gorgeous library. I’m so glad you could attend opening day. Is this fairly close to you, Sheryl? I’ve always preferred curves to straighten lines, and I really like light wood. I would love to visit one day. Thanks for sharing.
I love visiting new and amazing libraries. Will be going to Calgary soon, I’ll try and find this lovely.
Absolutely worth the visit – you’ll love it! I hope you have a wonderful trip to Calgary.
This building looks incredible. I’d love to visit it one day!