Springvale Regional Library

A regional library has quite a number of functions, but most important is  the holding and displaying of books. Solid walls are necessary for their efficient placing. 
The interesting aspect of this building is the roof; it unites while it expresses the mechanical and structural elements inside it. While the location of the portal frames is marked on the outside, the air-conditioning system forged its shape:

The plant room on the top, from where the emerging larger size ducts demand a thicker roof/ceiling space, which reduces the further they reach into the areas to be served.

This provides an emphasis for the entrance.

These photos are of the model.
 
Even the basics such as mechanical services and the steel structure can become "an opportunity" for influencing the aesthetic aspects of the design.

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