Whistler Public Library Case Study

The resort municipality of Whistler is nestled in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, about 75 miles (125 km) north of Vancouver. The Whistler Public Library, completed in 2008, provides state-of-the-art facilities and a new civic presence for Whistler’s only public library. Designed within the framework of Whistler’s comprehensive sustainability plan (www.whistler2020.ca), the form of the building responds to solar orientation and the conditions of its site, mediating between the urban edge of Whistler’s Village Stroll and the dramatic natural setting of the adjacent park and the mountains beyond.