A library for bike and book lovers

The new $36-million City Centre Library in Surrey, Vancouver, has been cited as one of the Huffington Post's 11 best architectural moments of 2011.

23 December 2011

The glass and concrete building, which opened last summer, was designed by Vancouver-based architect Bing Thom. It features tilted walls, spiralling white staircases and large windows to let in the light, reports the Vancouver Sun.

Not just books...

Features include 77,000 square feet on 4 floors, a LEED certified green building, café, meeting spaces, a Computer Learning Centre, wireless internet access and 80 computers for public use, a teen lounge and gaming room.

but  bikes...

The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition named the library Surrey’s most “bikeable building,” because of the modern design of its bike room, allowing safe uncluttered indoor bike parking for staff, convenient visitor bike parking located under cover and near the main entrance, and shower facilities and space to hang wet gear.


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