Winter Park Library and Events Center
The design of the Winter Park Library consists of a micro-village of three pavilions, each of different scale and function, but which share a common formal language. Inspired both by local fauna and the region’s vernacular architecture, the building’s form is defined by arched canopies that span the perimeter to provide shade and shadow on the exterior and, on the interior, form sweeping windows that allow natural light deep into the building’s interiors.
As Architect of Record, HuntonBrady worked in association with Adjaye Associates (design architect).
The pavilions respectively house the new library, event center, and welcome pavilion that rest on a raised belvedere that provides privileged, dramatic views onto the lake, increases connectivity to the park, and supports exterior community spaces that run between the three buildings.
Winter Park, Florida
Community Meeting Rooms
2023 AIA Orlando - Award of Honor
The diverse program includes: flexible floorplates that support collection spaces accessible to all ages and abilities; interactive youth and children areas; an indoor auditorium; makerspaces and technology portals; a business center; continuing education spaces; Winter Park historical and archival collection spaces; community meeting rooms, and private reading rooms. As an indoor-outdoor ensemble, the Winter Park Library forges a vibrant community experience that engages the beauty of the park, maximizes social interactive spaces, and holds collaborative learning and education at its core.