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Mid-Valley Library

Los Angeles, CA North Hills

  • Client : City of Los Angeles
  • Cost : $4.1M
  • Size : 28,000 SF
  • Completion Date : 1995
  • Project Type(s) : Libraries and Fire Stations

BEYOND THE STATS

  • The Mid-Valley Library, set in a neighborhood park, is organized in a cross axial format. At the intersection of the building’s entry axis and long central axis is the reference desk, and floating above is a stepped pyramid roof, glazed in cobalt blue tile and topped by a translucent skylight. Small windows punctuate the pyramid, which sparkle at night.
  • At the north end of the axis is a light-filled reading area and clock tower, which announces the library to the street. At the south end is the children’s library, where a storyteller’s throne is positioned under a fanciful teepee and surrounded by an imaginative landscape mural.
NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE : CSUN Orange Grove

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