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CENTRAL LIBRARY ROTARY READING GARDEN

LOCATION
London, Ontario

CLIENT
City of London

DESIGN TEAM
Vafiades Landscape Architect Inc.
Parterre Landscape Design Associates
Arthur Lierman Landscape Architecture

AWARDS
City of London Urban Design Award of Excellence, 2005
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Award, Regional Merit, 2008

The reading garden is a semi-public open space designed to provide a controlled-access outdoor extension for library users. Two architecturally articulated street edges between existing buildings define and announce the infill garden and give way to an intricate matrix of internal programmed spaces with strong contrasting spatial qualities and experiences. The varying interior spaces include flexible open and enclosed areas for formal events and passive activities, lush gardens, walkways, a secured children’s garden and water features.