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The new two-story, two volume 13,000 SF building is the largest branch library in the City of Hartford, providing much needed community resources to an already vibrant retail and residential neighborhood. The program includes a 150-seat community room, learning lab, meeting rooms, a café, exhibit space and designated adult, teen and children’s areas and a protected courtyard.

Consistent with the TSKP STUDIO’s interest in the sustainability of timber, the main library and community room portion is built using exposed wood timber construction, which lends itself to a warm and inviting atmosphere. The exterior of the library is composed of two pieces: a lightly colored cast stone box serving as the entry volume with welcoming and revealing ‘cut-outs’, alongside a traditional brick façade with soaring windows. Defining the exterior into these two components reflects the architectural variety of the urban neighborhood.

Client

Hartford Public Library

Location

Hartford, CT

Size

13,000 sq ft

SIMILAR PROJECTS

UConn Library - Hartford Public Library

Dwight Branch - Hartford Public Library

Welles Turner Memorial Library

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Park Street Library at the Lyric - Hartford Public Library

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Park Street Library at the Lyric - Hartford Public Library

The new two-story, two volume 13,000 SF building is the largest branch library in the City of Hartford, providing much needed community resources to an already vibrant retail and residential neighborhood. The program includes a 150-seat community room, learning lab, meeting rooms, a café, exhibit space and designated adult, teen and children’s areas and a protected courtyard.

Consistent with the TSKP STUDIO’s interest in the sustainability of timber, the main library and community room portion is built using exposed wood timber construction, which lends itself to a warm and inviting atmosphere. The exterior of the library is composed of two pieces: a lightly colored cast stone box serving as the entry volume with welcoming and revealing ‘cut-outs’, alongside a traditional brick façade with soaring windows. Defining the exterior into these two components reflects the architectural variety of the urban neighborhood.

Client

Hartford Public Library

Location

Hartford, CT

Size

13,000 sq ft

SIMILAR PROJECTS

UConn Library - Hartford Public Library

Dwight Branch - Hartford Public Library

Welles Turner Memorial Library