Hamilton Public Library and Farmer's Market
Renovations and Addition. Completed 2010.
RDH in association with David Premi Architects Inc. were retained by the city of Hamilton to design for the redevelopment of the Hamilton Public Library (HPL) and the Hamilton Farmer's Market (HFM). Both facilities are housed within a single building fronting onto York Boulevard in downtown Hamilton.
The new addiiton is located on the northwest corner of the site and houses a new barrier free entry to the library, a large interactive information commons and a secondary entry into the market . The addition is integrated into the overall building composition by way of a new double glazed envelope which wraps around the first storey of both the library and market facilties.
Awards and Publications:
2014 CHICAGO ATHENAEUM / EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE - International Architecture Award.
2012 Best of Canada Design Award - Canadian Interiors.
2012 AIT - Architecture, Interiors and Technical Solutions journal - the Hamilton Central Library and Farmers' Market. Pages 120-121, March 2012, Germany.
2011 Canadian Architect Magazine. Cover Story - Hamilton Central Library and Farmers' Market. Oct. 2011.
2011 ARCHITECT Magazine. Cover Story - Hamilton Central Public Library and Farmers' Market. June, 2011.
2011 DESIGN EXCHANGE AWARD - the Hamilton Central Library and Farmers' Market.
2011 Ontario Association of Architects Award for Design Excellence
Honourable Mention - 2009 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence .