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Schertz Public Library / Kell Muñoz Architects

  • 00:00 - 27 February, 2011
Schertz Public Library / Kell Muñoz Architects
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    DBR Engineering
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    Brioñes Consulting
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    Laffoon Associates
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    O'Haver Contractors
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Text description provided by the architects. The Schertz Public Library is a new 30,000 s.f. facility that serves the largest suburban city in the San Antonio metropolitan area. The client desired a building that would reflect the spirit and character of this traditionally rooted but forward looking community.

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The site, at a major intersection, shares space with a recreation center and a park area to create a new civic center at the heart of the community.

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An elliptical glass-walled courtyard, anchored by a large red oak, divides the large volume into a main reading room and a children's room.

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The focus of the public areas is a north-facing glass wall that illuminates the space with indirect natural light and provides views to the library courtyard and the new park area beyond.

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Materials were selected that have traditionally been used on residential buildings in the community – limestone, wood siding, and galvanized metal roofing – and used in a contemporary way that speaks to the mission of the Library.

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Cite: "Schertz Public Library / Kell Muñoz Architects" 27 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/112580/schertz-public-library-kell-munoz-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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