Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates

Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates
Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates - Exterior Photography, Garden
© Dror Baldinger

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Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates - Exterior Photography, Waterfront, Forest
© Ivane Katamashvili

Text description provided by the architects. Sited on the Northwest corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, this new civic and cultural hub embodies the values of the park’s namesake and is envisioned as a space for community empowerment and edification. As part of an extensive revitalization of the park, the new hub is in harmony with the unique tropical ecology of the site and is conceived as a micro-village of three pavilions, each of different scale and function but which share a common formal language.

Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates - Interior Photography
© Chad Baumer
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Ground floor plan

The village is comprised of a new two-story library, an event center with a rooftop terrace, as well as a new welcome portico that ushers users from the street and unifies the three structures. Guided by biophilic design principles, all three pavilions--composed of rose-pigmented concrete-- rest on a raised belvedere that provides idyllic views onto Lake Mendsen, increasing connectivity to the park’s wellness offerings and supporting a new network of exterior green community spaces that run between the three structures. 

Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates - Interior Photography
© Dror Baldinger
Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates - Interior Photography
© Dror Baldinger

Arches, inspired both by local fauna and the region’s vernacular architecture, establish the form of the pavilions, with vaulted rooflines and sweeping windows creating a porous relationship between interior and exterior, drawing natural light deep into the buildings. The diverse program includes flexible floor plates for both the library and events center, encouraging cross-pollination and maximizing adaptability for each.

Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates - Interior Photography, Shelving
© Dror Baldinger

The library’s open-plan supports collection spaces accessible to all ages and abilities, interactive youth and children areas, an indoor auditorium, maker spaces and technology portals, an entrepreneurship center, and continuing education spaces, extending the means by which the entire community can interact, learn and gather. These open spaces are framed by four timber-lined cores that contain Winter Park’s historical and archival collection spaces, support zones, and private reading rooms.

Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates - Interior Photography, Shelving
© Dror Baldinger

The events center features a flexible auditorium space and a rooftop terrace that offers expansive views of the lakeside park setting. Creating parity between the civic library space and the commercially focused event center, both buildings feature a signature sculptural stair.

Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates - Interior Photography, Stairs, Chair, Handrail
© Chad Baumer

As an ensemble, the Winter Park Library & Events Center comes together as a space of social gathering, intellectual nourishment, and enhanced connection to its natural tropical context.

Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Chad Baumer

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Address:1050 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789, United States

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Cite: "Winter Park Library & Events Center / Adjaye Associates" 16 Dec 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/973686/winter-park-library-and-events-center-adjaye-associates> ISSN 0719-8884

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