The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) has shortlisted four architectural teams to design a new central library in the city’s East Village. Selected from 38 submissions, the finalists include:
- 3XN and AECOM (Denmark and Calgary)
- KPMB and BKDI (Toronto and Calgary)
- REX and Group2 (New York and Calgary)
- Snøhetta and Dialog (Oslo/New York and Calgary)
The 286,000-square-foot facility calls for space for 600,000 books, along with programming elements for children and teenagers, technology commons, and an “innovation lab.” The CMLC will announce the winning proposal in October. Construction is slated to begin in 2015 with a targeted opening in 2018.