PLEASANT HILL LIBRARY
Featured Product: Lamilux FE Circular
Project type: Institutional new-build
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
The 23,788 square feet that make up the Pleasant Hill Library is home to several areas, including a lounge, several small study rooms, a bookstore, and multiple zones for either younger children or teens. However, the centerpiece of the building is the main hall, which is 55 feet wide, 200 feet long, and filled with moveable furniture, allowing for flexibility when hosting different programs and greater adaptability should the library’s needs evolve. Meanwhile, three indoor pavilions directly off the main hall can be used for a multitude of activities ranging from classes and workshops for the public to author talks and story-times for children. In the absence of programming, the pavilions can be used for quiet reading or study.
Even though Pleasant Hill has a Mediterranean climate that experiences an average of 264 sunny days per year (nearly 60 more than the national average), the designers were able to use Lamilux’s FE Circular to bring additional light into the interior of the library without overheating the space.