Sunrise Mountain Library, Arizona

Sunrise Mountain Library, Arizona Architecture, richärd+bauer Architects, Design

Sunrise Mountain Library: Arizona Public Building

New Public Building in USA – design by richärd+bauer

10 Aug 2011

Sunrise Mountain Library

Location: Arizona
2009
Design: richärd+bauer

Narrative: A replacement for a joint use, public library in a high school that had been in existence for over ten years, the new Sunrise Mountain Library is a modern full-service regional library with a 100,000-piece collection. The facility utilizes RFID and self-service technology. Library includes adult, teen and youth reading spaces, common areas and multi-use facilities.

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Sliding glass walls and shelving on wheels allow for expanded programming space but is aesthetically pleasing when not in use. Glassed in study rooms and gallery entrances make for an almost perfect line of sight anywhere in the main areas. Ample wall space allowed for the City to display an impressive art collection that had been selected with the architect’s assistance.

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Other interior features, furnishing and color palette went beyond client expectations. The public actually comes to the library and stays, something they did not do at the joint use facility. The building emphasizes comfort, durability and is soothing to the eye which makes for the perfect stop to come and read, peruse the Internet, people watch or quietly talk. The new Sunrise Mountain Library is the perfect balance between the needs of architect, client and customer.

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Sunrise Mountain Library – Building Information

Location: 21109 N. 98th. Avenue Peoria, AZ 85382
Size: 22,000 sqft
Cost: 7.7M
Completion Date: Jan 2009
Contractor: Haydon Building Corp

Photographs: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Inc.

Sunrise Mountain Library – Design Team

Key Team Members: James E. Richard, AIA Designer & Principal in Charge. Kelly Bauer, FIIDA Project Manager + Interior Design. Steve Kennedy, AIA, NCARB Project Architect & CA. Andrew Timberg, RA, LEED AP, Senior Staff Architect, Yukiko Correla, Interior Design

Kunka Engineering (Mechanical + Plumbing), OMB, Inc. (Electrical Engineer). Schneider Structural Engineering (Structural Engineering), PK Kland Consulting Civil Engineers (Civil Engineering), C.F. Shuler (landscape architect)

Sunrise Mountain Library – Building Awards

2009: IIDA SW Chapter PRIDE Award: Award of Merit for Public Facility
2009: AIA Arizona: Citation

Sunrise Mountain Library images / information from richärd+bauer


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Arabian Library Building
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Sunrise Mountain Library USA

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