Whistler Public Library

Location

Whistler

Completion

2008

Architect

HCMA Architecture + Design

Structural Engineer

Fast + Epp

Project Owner

Resort Municipality of Whistler

Wood Supplier

StructureCraft Builders Inc.

Prefabrication

Panelized

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.