Phoenix Central Library
1221 North Central Avenue
Artist: William P. Bruder/ DWL Architects
interior detail showing stairway at first floor level
About this project:
Clad in corrugated copper and flat steel plates, this massive structure will blend with the distinctive colors of the Arizona earth as the surfaces oxidize. Glazing surfaces are equipped with solar-tracking louvers that allows natural light to flood interior spaces but without the heat buildup that occurs during a typical summer day in Phoenix. The banner like window coverings are called "shade sails" that resemble rigging on a sailboat.
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