1 hartford public library park street branch library night sky entrance exterior 1400 0x161x2819x1576 q85
13 hartford public library park street branch library daytime entrance exterior 1400 0x312x3043x1610 q85
14 hartford public library park street branch library daytime entrance exterior 1400 0x461x3283x1728 q85
15 hartford public library park street branch library daytime entrance exterior 1400 0x0x2630x2104 q85
3 hartford public library park street branch library interior seating 1400 0x0x2900x2722 q85
9 hartford public library park street branch library interior conference room 1400 0x0x3234x1812 q85
4 hartford public library park street branch library interior computer lab bookshelves 1400 0x0x2736x1824 q85
5 hartford public library park street branch library interior seating teen area 1400 0x550x2720x1720 q85
6 hartford public library park street branch library interior lobby seating cafe 1400 0x104x2736x1518 q85
7 hartford public library park street branch library interior childrens area youth family 1400 0x140x2559x2126 q85
8 hartford public library park street branch library interior childrens area 1400 0x0x2717x2075 q85

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

Arrow pink Arrow white
Arrow pink Arrow white

Park Street Library at the Lyric - Hartford Public Library

1 hartford public library park street branch library night sky entrance exterior 1400 xxx q85
13 hartford public library park street branch library daytime entrance exterior 1400 xxx q85
14 hartford public library park street branch library daytime entrance exterior 1400 xxx q85
15 hartford public library park street branch library daytime entrance exterior 1400 xxx q85
3 hartford public library park street branch library interior seating 1400 xxx q85
9 hartford public library park street branch library interior conference room 1400 xxx q85
4 hartford public library park street branch library interior computer lab bookshelves 1400 xxx q85
5 hartford public library park street branch library interior seating teen area 1400 xxx q85
6 hartford public library park street branch library interior lobby seating cafe 1400 xxx q85
7 hartford public library park street branch library interior childrens area youth family 1400 xxx q85
8 hartford public library park street branch library interior childrens area 1400 xxx q85
Arrow pink
Arrow pink

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