Riverside Public Library

Riverside Public Library, 2007, Riverside, CA, USA
This proposed addition and renovation to the Riverside Public Library will serve to strengthen and reinvigorate the urban conditions at the city center through the use of four proposed climate specific elements; the Courtyard, Pergolas, Groves and Water. Incorporating these design elements will bring light, air and green space deep into the building’s core, create shaded transitions from the street, soften the edges and pay homage to the city’s citrus legacy and cool the air and provide soothing sounds. Beyond the virtues of each of these architectural elements they together create a cohesive sustainable whole.