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chicago public library dunning branch

completed 2012

construction cost: $8,300,000

client: chicago public library / chicago public building commision

general contractor: f.h. paschen construction

structural engineer: TGRWA

mep engineer: primera engineering

landscape architect: site design group

this 8,200 sf library replaced an existing storefront library in the chicago dunning neighborhood. designed as part of the campus on an existing elementary school site, the exterior features a reading garden and a playground area. The building's extended eaves and horizontal design was intended to fit into its residential context. the building is heated and cooled with a geo-thermal system and received LEED gold certificate 

entry view

interior lobby rendering

building entrance

site plan with reading garden

entry vestibule

exterior wall trellis

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