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RDH Architects to Convert a Historic Canadian Post Office Into a Digital Library

RDH Architects to Convert a Historic Canadian Post Office Into a Digital Library
RDH Architects to Convert a Historic Canadian Post Office Into a Digital Library, © RDH Architects
© RDH Architects

RDH Architects has unveiled the plans for its Old Post Office Idea Exchange, a restoration project in Cambridge, Canada. The post office project will completely restore the existing historic building and transform it into a new space through the use of new glass additions that will increase usable space and improve accessibility.

"Combining glass structures with the heritage building will allow the historic elements to remain on display while still providing a space suited to modern use," state the architects in a press release.

© RDH Architects
© RDH Architects

Located in a core downtown area, the Old Post Office will become a new digital library that will offer programs and services for all ages, such as 3D printers, recording suites, a teen creative space, and an onsite restaurant. Thus, the project can become a new community center and place for all to engage, collaborate, and innovate.

© RDH Architects
© RDH Architects

Moreover, the project won international recognition at the 2016 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards in the “Old and New” category.

Learn more about the project here.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "RDH Architects to Convert a Historic Canadian Post Office Into a Digital Library" 10 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785015/rdh-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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