schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the competition to design the new refurbished Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, Canada in collaboration with local architects Marshall Tittemore Architects. It is the second library project in Canada for shl, following the Halifax Central Library in Nova Scotia won earlier in the year.
schmidt hammer lassen architects and Marshall Tittemore Architects will be working with the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Public Libraries on the project. The Highlands Branch Library, placed in the capital of Alberta, is due for completion in 2012.
Founding Partner Morten Schmidt said: "We are constantly developing the way we think about libraries and how they will change and adapt to future trends and needs of the communities they serve. Part of this process is ensuring we work with libraries across all scales from branch libraries and central libraries to university libraries.”