community gathering spot expresses look and feel of redondo beach
The playful palette of this community library expresses the ambience of Redondo Beach. Every design element was considered through the lens of a collaborative process with community residents and stakeholders. Designed with a sustainable focus, the building features a roof formation that forces rainwater to flow to the end of the parking lot where it can be collected in a retention basin; the use of site orientation and windows that take advantage of daylighting and a landscaping plan that includes shade trees and drought-tolerant plants and grasses.
The extensive sustainable design elements led to LEED-Gold certification of the building.