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Newcastle Library

Newcastle Library

The Newcastle Library is an 11,000sf state-of-the-art facility built for the King County Library System. The building is composed of two main forms; the large multi-function reading room, with book storage, computer workstations and reading areas, and the smaller “brick block”, an area with community meeting rooms, private conference rooms and a children’s reading area. The building is constructed of steel framing over a concrete base. The multi-function reading room has tapered steel columns, exposed braced-frames and custom roof trusses supporting an extensive green roof.

The Library opened in December 2012, was designed to meet LEED-Gold Certification and won the 2013 AIA Washington Civic Design Awards – Merit Award.

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