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15 Awe-Inspiring Libraries That Will Make You Want to Read All Day

From community meeting hubs to secluded refuges, places to learn and places to study, libraries can be so much more than just a place to a check out a book. With this in mind, we’ve rounded-up 15 awe-inspiring libraries, including a Canadian church that was converted into a library, the first library in Muyinga, Burundi – built using participatory design and local materials – and the largest academic library in Finland. See what makes each of the libraries unique after the break.

MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Wins RAIC's 2016 Firm Award

Toronto-based MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) has been selected to receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's (RAIC) 2016 Architectural Firm Award. Known for their work in community recreation and sports buildings, the more than 50-person practice was chosen by the jury for their "wellness approach" to design and contribution to the "broader communities in which the projects are located."

MJMA has consistently achieved a very high quality of architecture and bold clarity throughout its large body of work,” said the five-member jury. “In addition to the spectacular spatial qualities, the architecture exhibits a clear problem-solving approach.

The Granite Club / Montgomery Sisam Architects

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Regent Park Aquatic Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

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  • Architects: MJMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  28000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Dri-Design, VMZINC

Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student Hub / MJMA

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Toronto, Canada

John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects

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UTM Innovation Centre / Moriyama & Teshima Architects

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Mississauga, Canada

Stephen Hawking Centre at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics / Teeple Architects

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Thunder Bay Courthouse / Adamson Associates Architects

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Thunder Bay, Canada

Stealth Cabin / Superkül inc

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Bracebridge, Canada

Mineral Springs / Superkül inc

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Hamilton, Canada
  • Architects: Superkül inc
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1000 ft² Area:  1000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012

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Remembering Ron Thom's Subtle Mark on the Canadian Landscape

“You don’t need big and flashy starchitecture to make a statement; the most powerful architecture is often that which blends into the landscape and reveals itself slowly.” In this article on Monocle, written by Nelly Gocheva, the late Canadian architect Ron Thom is remembered for just this reason. To learn more about Thom's architectural approach and works, including his masterplan for Trent University, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, read the article here.

Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery / Gow Hastings Architects

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Chinguacousy Park Redevelopment / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

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  • Architects: MJMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  17300 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: VMZINC

House on Limekiln Line / Studio Moffitt

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Huron County, Canada
  • Architects: Studio Moffitt
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  85
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011

Sherbourne Common Pavilion / Teeple Architects

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Toronto, Canada
  • Architects: Teeple Architects
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: VMZINC

Quinte West YMCA / Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

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Sault College Academic Building / Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

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Sault Ste Marie, Canada