Library

WASHBURN COMMUNITY LIBRARY EXPANSION

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
1992
1,115 m2

This popular community library, originally opened in 1969, needed significant expansion and upgrading. The new plan doubled the library's capacity while improving lighting and environmental systems. Stacks were expanded within the existing space, while new reading areas were created in the addition, at opposite corners of the building. The main room offers unobstructed views of Minnehaha Parkway, while the smaller tower of the children's picture book reading room, referred to as the "witch's hat", is playfully topped with a spinning weather vane.