Grosse Pointe Public Library, 2008, Grosse Pointe, MI, USA
Mid-Century modern at its best. This existing circa 1953 Marcel Breuer library was bursting at the seams from the continued use and growth of the Grosse Pointe community. Our winning proposal restores this gem back to its rightful glory while adding an equal size addition. Only touching the existing library lightly allows us to create a signature Breuer design element between the new and old…a courtyard for reading or having a coffee in the sun. This Marcel Breuer icon will glow in the presence of Twenty-First Century modernism.