Calgary snapshot: Central Library.

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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.

18 thoughts on “Calgary snapshot: Central Library.

  1. 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.

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