Gallery: Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Libr...


Surrey City Centre Library, British Columbia’s latest architectural landmark, was designed with the input of hundreds of community members. Local firm Bing Thom Architects made space for the public voice by setting up a Facebook page, Flickr account, and blog to facilitate an open discussion and encourage photo sharing. The result is stunning – the 82,000 square foot library houses multiple community rooms, a lounge with a fireplace, an atrium, coffee shop, and 80 public computers all under one green roof. Natural light floods the grand staircase and open study spaces, while comfortable-looking chairs of all shapes and colors invite visitors to take a seat and dive into one of the 100,000 books that line the shelves.

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