Des Moines Public Library
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
David Chipperfield Architects
Anything about the engineers? Facade consultants?
Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck - Okalux
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PUBLIC LIBRARY DES MOINES
1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, United States
Description / Additional Information
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This new public library is the centrepiece of the Des Moines Western Gateway Park urban renewal project and is situated between the centre of the city and a newly designed public park. Located at the eastern end of the park, the library provides a link to downtown Des Moines. As well as library facilities the building contains a flexible activity space, education facilities, children’s play areas, a conference wing and a cafeteria, reinforcing the civic nature of the building.
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Other Design Features
Prevalent Glazing Type
- triple glazing
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Typical G-value Glazed Facade Elements
- Single Skin Facade
Solar Shading Strategy
- Glazing-integrated Shading
- Static Microlouvers
Is there natural ventilation through the facade?
Is daylight simulation part of the design process?
Was a carbon assesment of the facade conducted in the design phase?
Does the facade produce energy?