Douglas County Libraries l Castle Pines Branch Library

  • 17,000 SF
  • $5.7M
  • 2016
  • in association

The library creates a true city square at the Village Square at Castle Pines commercial center, with specialty paving, an improved landscaped median and the development of ‘paseos’ between the buildings. The building embodies a modest plan organization: support spaces to the east; collections, seating and collaboration spaces in the middle; civic spaces to the west. The existing site topography is embraced and telegraphed in the building, yielding a series of split-level conditions that create rich spatial experiences within the modest massing of the building.

The entry lobby spans the building vertically, with two, transparent collaboration spaces engaging this space; upon entry a quaint, sun-light filled café-vibe realm is presented to customers and sets the tone for a journey through this intimately scaled building that leverages natural light, view lines and split levels to broaden experiences.

City of Castle Pines Administrative offices are accommodated in an office suite in the southern portion of the building.

The library embodies a contemporary design aesthetic that translates the progressive nature of Douglas County Libraries’ service to their communities: openness, transparency, connection and interplay are the core design propositions set forth.

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