Cambrian Branch Park Library

The 28,000 square foot Library provides three times the space of the outdated original and features many neighborhood amenities: a living room with fireplace, internet café, tech center, and a community room accommodating 100 persons.

The design evokes movement and discovery, the proportions based on the mathematical ’Fibonacci’ sequence represented by a red spiral in the children’s area, and permeating conceptually throughout the project. Public art is also incorporated in the 2-story interior, drawing from the natural and social histories of the area.

The building’s sustainable features include shading elements, storm water retention, and a high-efficiency mechanical system, lowering life-cycle energy costs.



Client
San José Public Library, City of San José Department of Public Works
Size
27,800 SF
Market
Community
Services
Strategic Planning
Architecture
Interiors
Type
Library
Photography
Phil Toy and Pierre Brulé
Awards
USGBC LEED Certified