Upham’s Corner Library strives to become a new beacon of gathering for the neighbouring community. With the understanding of a library as a space of commoning, the laminated timber structure forms a cocoon lamp shade around the space signifying activity and a welcoming space to all. The opaque enclosure leads users to focus on contents of the interior without distractions from outside. The structure is mainly supported with mass timber while concrete is also used to create balance with the light timber structure.
With the mission to create commmoning space for the neighbourhood, the entrance foyer is designed to be polyvalent for different seasonal uses. The front lawn and open foyer of the building works together to form a farmers and small businesses market through out different climate & conditions. Furnitures are designed to cater to varying needs whether it be tables or shelves. The opposing materiality outlines degree of enclosure.

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