Adjaye Associates Wins Commission to Design New Library and Civic Center in Florida
London and New York-based Adjaye Associates will be designing a new library and civic center in Winter Park, Florida. The library will have a total area of 50,000 sqft and it will include an 8,500 sqft civic center for library services. The $30 million project will be a new civic hub for the city, and it will, also, be complementary to the neighboring Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
“Winter Park’s vision for this project truly embraces the continued evolution of the library in the 21st century. With a diverse program that recognizes it as a critical piece of cultural infrastructure, this will be a dynamic space for shared education, recreation, and interaction,” said David Adjaye. “I am thrilled to be working with the city on a design that I hope can become a true beacon for its neighborhood, with resonance for the entire community.”
Adjaye Associates have been commended for their outstanding designs of libraries and civic facilities. In the US, they have previously designed two neighborhood libraries in Washington DC, and in the UK, they designed the award-winning Idea Stores in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. As the lead designers, they will be collaborating with the local HuntonBrady Architects who will be the executive architects, and the construction works will commence by next month.