The library’s helpful and successful design and style adorns on a reduced-increase box construction with distinguished metallic and glass architectural attributes that increase natural fluidity and visible fascination. The project’s thoughtful tactic was acknowledged with a 2021 Honor Award from American Institute of Architects (AIA) Kentucky and a 2021 AIA Minnesota Commendation for Excellence in Style and design for Equitable Communities. The library also was highlighted in The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design’s 2020 Award winners.
Amid the library’s winning layout aspects, the AIA Kentucky Honor Award jury commented on the high-quality, uniquely shaped supplies, and the façade’s visible link to the green room. Shaded by quite a few experienced trees, the constructing and site preparing also have been praised as staying “very sensitive, producing appealing spaces that would encourage return visits.”
Matthew Kruntorád, AIA, LEED AP, principal at MSR and architect for the job, credited the function of metal in defining the LFPL Northeast Regional Branch. “Metal inconspicuously supports the sweeping curtainwall to help panoramic views into the landscape,” he shared in a Metal Building Information posting. “It features a interesting textural pattern that enlivens the opaque portions of the façade.”
RHEINZINK-prePATINA graphite-grey zinc counterbalances the apparent anodize of the aluminum window framing, the reflectivity of the transparent glass expanses and the vibrant white roof atop the library, lending gravity and permanence to an otherwise airy creating. The natural and organic curves, shaded surfaces and patinated zinc combine the making into the wooded park’s rolling landscape.
To make the exclusive zinc-clad façade, approximately 9 tons of 24-guage RHEINZINK-prePATINA Graphite Gray were being provided by Oakland Metallic Profits. Rigidized® Metals Corp. fabricated the zinc material into double standing seam panels. A portion of these panels have been embossed by Rigidized working with a special striated overall look to intensify the subtle shade dissimilarities within the library’s all round texture.