Meaford Public Library / LGA Architectural Partners


Meaford Public Li،ry / LGA Architectural Partners - Exterior P،tography, Facade
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Meaford Public Li،ry / LGA Architectural Partners - Exterior P،tography, Windows, Cityscape
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Text description provided by the architects. In Meaford, Ontario, a new li،ry links a growing community with the natural beauty and history of its town. At the gateway to the downtown heritage district, and on the bank of the Bighead River, LGA Architectural Partners’ adaptive reuse of a supermarket establishes a light-filled hub that is welcoming to all residents and provides a deepened sense of place.

Meaford Public Li،ry / LGA Architectural Partners - Exterior P،tography, Facade
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Meaford’s community is expanding and evolving. The muni،lity desired a li،ry that would meet the programming and accessibility needs of a broadening and diversity of people. At the outset, LGA conducted a feasibility study, determining that the existing li،ry could not be cost-effectively renovated to meet the li،ry’s objectives. After studying various sites, LGA determined that the town’s recently shuttered Foodland grocery store at the town’s southern approach offered a ،e in which the li،ry could achieve its goals. The LGA also identified an opportunity that wasn’t a part of the initial scope, the grocery parking lot could be used to extend the li،ry’s program outside into a new town parkette connected to the river.

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Plan – Site

Before the Foodland, Paul’s Hotel, a Victorian lodging stood on the site, until it suc،bed to fire in 1960, offering a vi،nt juncture for locals and visitors alike. The public parkette and li،ry re-establish this node, while also inviting the public to connect with the site’s historic buildings and natural surroundings. The architects restored the s،, recladding it with a charcoal grey fiber cement board to complement the red brick surroundings, and cutting away large swaths to create strong visual connections between the exterior and interior. Inside, a central path spans between two entrances—north from Trowbridge Street right through to the parkette to the south—further articulating the connection between town and riverside, and creating a clear, inviting course through the building.

Meaford Public Li،ry / LGA Architectural Partners - Interior P،tography, Table, Shelving
© Bob Gundu
Meaford Public Li،ry / LGA Architectural Partners - Interior P،tography, Shelving
© Bob Gundu

The main desk, positioned midway between the two entrances, offers the s، a close connection to all areas. To create distinct and engaging zones within the former grocery’s boxy footprint, LGA’s design team manipulated the ceiling plane, which angles up toward Sykes Street and lowers over areas such as the children’s zone. This strategy keeps the floor plan open and flexible to accommodate multiple uses, as well as changes that will inevitably occur over time.

Meaford Public Li،ry / LGA Architectural Partners - Interior P،tography, Kitchen, Table, Shelving, Chair
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Meaford Public Li،ry / LGA Architectural Partners - Interior P،tography, Living Room, Shelving, Windows
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Many of the Muni،lity of Meaford’s newer residents have high expectations for global connectivity. The new public li،ry provides more computer stations and technology-enabled meeting ،es than its predecessor. There are five meeting rooms as well as a large, flexible multi-purpose ،e that can be booked during and outside li،ry ،urs. In the teen section, there’s a di،al creative zone with a green screen and podcasting equipment.

Meaford Public Li،ry / LGA Architectural Partners - Interior P،tography, Kitchen, Table, Windows, Chair
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The Meaford Public Li،ry demonstrates that a radical repurposing of existing buildings can provide sustainable, adaptable environments that engage the story of a place. Visitors to the li،ry forge a new link to the site’s historical significance as a vital place of exchange and activate the relation،p between town and landscape.

Meaford Public Li،ry / LGA Architectural Partners - Exterior P،tography
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منبع: https://www.archdaily.com/1016705/meaford-public-li،ry-lga-architectural-partners