Langara College Library & Classroom Building
Langara College Library & Classroom Building
Langara College Library & Classroom Building

Langara College Library & Classroom Building

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

CLIENT:LANGARA COLLEGE
CONSULTANT:TEEPLE ARCHITECTS INC.
CONTRACT TYPE:STIPULATED SUM
Project VALUE:$35,000,000
Project SIZE:80,000 SQ. FT.
DURATION:25 MONTHS
LEED CERTIFICATION LEVEL:GOLD
AWARDS:Sustainable Architecture & Building Award • International Holcim Acknowledgement Award • Canadian Architecture Award of Excellence
Langara College Library & Classroom Building

The new three storey building houses the library collections, service areas and study spaces. Also included in the building are seven classrooms, three computer labs, and a large study area, meeting rooms and faculty offices. Constructed on the original parking lot for the college, the building includes underground parking for 449 cars and a secure bicycle storage area.

The project has successfully achieved LEED® Gold certification. Environmental highlights of the building include utilizing geothermal energy for heating and cooling, which decreases the use of natural gas and electrical energy; incorporating “fly ash” (a by-product of power plants created during coal consumption) into the concrete mix that is more resistant to chemical corrosion, decreases landfill pollution and reduces greenhouse gas emissions; and using wind energy for natural ventilation via an undulating roof line and wind towers.

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