Dublin Branch Library Gets Design Update
The design of new Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) system was first unveiled back in January, but as of today the design has gotten a bit of a touch-up. A new “transition” element has been added to the design to provide a connection from historic Dublin’s architecture to the contemporary design of the new structures.
“Twenty-first century libraries reflect the communities they serve,” stated CML CEO Patrick Losinski in a release issued today. “This architectural element – and the new library it highlights – will serve as a visual embodiment of Dublin’s history and its motto: ‘Where Yesterday Meets Tomorrow’.”
The changes are a result of a public input session that took place this summer, and project architect NBBJ has worked the feedback into the updated design. The new element (shown in the rendering above) now includes a recreated corner of the historic school building that occupied the library site in the 1800s.
Construction of the new three-story 41,000 square foot facility at 75 North High Street is slated to begin later this year with a grand opening planned for 2019. Plans also call for a new four-story parking garage adjacent to the building that would serve both the library and neighboring businesses in the immediate area.
For more information, visit www.columbuslibrary.org.