What is the NEW Woodridge Library?
The Library site, which is positioned at the top of the hill and unfolds toward Langdon Park, is perfect for a unique and iconic structure for the surrounding community. The design team of Bing Thom Architects and Wiencek Associates envisions the new Woodridge Neighborhood Library to be an elegant building on the outside, which upon entering, invites library customers into a comfortable, open and welcoming space with clear views of Langdon Park land behind the site. The library will be filled with abundant natural light, and have clear sightlines throughout the building.
The Library will be flexible, and create a variety of spaces and places for activities for all ages. The new library will be clearly organized, yet will allow spaces to freely flow from one area to another, encouraging customers to circulate, wander and explore the different areas within the building, inside and out.
More about the design team
Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners (W+A) is an award-winning professional services architecture and planning firm serving clients in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area since 1986. The firm has conducted work on a variety of project types including housing, educational, commercial and community projects. Most recently, the firm completed the new Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library and William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Libraries for the DC Public Library.
Based in Vancouver, Bing Thom Architects (BTA) is a firm of visionary architects and planners who share a fundamental believe in the transformative power of architecture to uplift not only the physical, but also the economic and social conditions of a community. Founded in 1982, BTA has executed a wide spectrum of projects in North America and overseas. BTA has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the 2010 Firm Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the most prestigious honor that can be awarded to a Canadian architectural practice. The firm is known locally for its award-winning design and modernization of the Arena Stage.