January 28, 2015
by Canadian Architect
Chevalier Morales | DMA architects in consortium, has been announced as the winner of the architecture competition for the new Drummondville Public Library.
The two-storey project, with a total area of 4,885 square metres, will be built on a 19,423-square-metre lot centrally located in the downtown area. The new building includes the regular public library activities with those of the historical society, as well as a café and green roof-top terrace.
The winning scheme, aiming to achieve LEED Silver certification, uses a geothermal system between the proposed outdoor rink and the library building, allowing for a continuous energy transfer during a six-month cycle. The project also integrates an “electrical park” as a contemporary reminder of the city’s main historical characteristic: electricity.
The project was selected by a jury comprised of: Annick Bellavance, City Councillor, member of the planning advisory committee (CCU), and President of the Arts, Culture and Immigration committee; Marianne Maisonneuve, architect for the Ministry of Culture and Communications; Francine Ruest-Jutras, Mayor of Drummondville; Jacques Cossette, architect at Laurent Joyal architects; and Michel Faucher, architect at Faucher Gauthier architects.
rendering of the drummondville public library by chevalier morales | DMA architects in consortium