Springdale Library, Brampton
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|Area:||ca. 650 m²|
|Landscape Architect:||NAK Design Strategies|
|System build-up:||“Steep Pitched Green Roof” with Georaster®|
Springdale Public Library and the adjacent Komagata Maru Park are located in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto. The triangular single-storey library building and the surrounding green space including terraced gardens, a water playground and an also triangular pavilion were awarded several design prizes. A number of sustainable strategies were used to obtain a LEED Gold certification. These include a greywater system, a geothermal heating and cooling, solar responsive windows looking like book pages, electric car charging stations, and last but not least a green roof intensifying the thermal insulation. The green mound forms a domed roof over the inside library reading room. It is clearly visible from a distance and fuses the architecture with the landscape. In particular when seen from ground level, the organic roof shape blends perfectly with the inclined topography of the ravine.