Windows and exterior coverings emerging
Much is happening both inside and outside the new Brentwood Library building. The outside walls are receiving exterior finishes. Here the limestone blocks are shown decorating the north wall of the building.
This corner window will look into the pre-school area called KidsStop with special furniture and interactive stations designed to encourage early literacy.
On the main floor people will enter into a big "urban living room". It will have soft chairs, so that customers can enjoy the newspapers, magazines and best sellers planned to be housed in this room.
The fireplace is meant to create a cozy feel. The hearth will have an electric fire.
This image of the front of the building shows the many windows in the east wall. The windows are larger than in the previous building and will allow much more light to enter the library.
The surface will have subtle "fins" protruding between the windows to add a decorative element.
The windows are almost all in place - just in time for winter! This image shows the second and third floors seen from the south. The windows to the left on the second floor illuminate the group study area and the teen zone, and the windows above them are for staff offices.
The centre section will have green glass mosaics inserted. This glass will complement the dark zinc cladding planned for part of the exterior walls.