Overview

Milwaukee Public Library

Washington Park Library

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Overview

Washington Park Library has transformed an abandoned urban site into a much-loved community center. The 20,000 SF library invites neighborhood residents to relax in the sunlit reading room with views of the park, attend a book club discussion in the community room, participants in an adult literacy program in the tutoring room, or access a range of other community-focused resources. The library features a brick and paneled façade with a glass entrance and metal canopy. The interior is bright and modern, with the stacks, circulation desk and reading areas positioned under an open two-story spine.

Sustainable Design

Sustainable features include ground-source heat pumps, energy-efficient glass, automated lighting controls, and geothermal heat pumps.

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Milwaukee Public Library

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