The Bennett Branch Library, Rangeview Library District
The new Bennett Branch Library is triple the size of the former library that was located on the same site. Anchoring the northeast corner of the library is a 50-seat, multi-use community room with a separate entrance that may be used when the library is closed. Architectural treatments of the Bennett Library include a local pine-wood ceiling to add warmth to the main browsing and reference room. A shady front porch overlooking a garden serves as the library’s main entrance. The high performance, energy efficient library incorporates a geothermal field/heat pump system, substantial natural daylighting and a photovoltaic solar array. Occupant sensors, low-flow toilets, solar-powered faucet controls, low-VOC paint and outdoor rain sensors are among the other sustainable features that save energy and reduce water consumption.
Design by Humphries Poli Architects
Images © Farr Studios