Mecanoo together with NORR Architects & Engineers is one of the five teams shortlisted to design the new Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility on Wellington Street, just east of LeBreton Flats. The city of Ottawa presented on April 17th the five teams shortlisted out of 33 submissions received since May 2017, to proceed in the procurement process.
The Ottawa Public Library will move its main branch from Metcalfe Street to Wellington Street, where it will share a new building with Library and Archives Canada. One of the five teams will be selected to design the central library after the Request for Proposal process and will then begin the design development work.
Mecanoo and NORR have demonstrated a proven track record in architectural design excellence and relevant experience in buildings of national, provincial, institutional or civic importance – including libraries, archives, cultural institutions, performing arts centres or museums.