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Des Moines Public Library

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Location

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Principal Use

Cultural

Design Architect

David Chipperfield Architects

Anything about the engineers? Facade consultants?

Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck - Okalux

Gross Floor Area

3,500 m2

37,674 ft2

Reason(s) for inclusion

  • Solar Control

Building Name

PUBLIC LIBRARY DES MOINES

Address

1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, United States

Description / Additional Information

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Project Narrative

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.

General Information

Year completed (or major renovation)

2006

Climate Zone

Continental

Design Features

Energy Performance

Construction Type

Prevalent Glazing Type

  • triple glazing

Main Cladding Material

  • Glass

Approximate WWR (measured from the inside)

0.9

Typical G-value Glazed Facade Elements

0.13

Skin Type

Skin Type

  • Single Skin Facade

Solar Shading

Solar Shading Strategy

  • Glazing-integrated Shading

Glazing-integrated shading

  • Static Microlouvers

Ventilation

Is there natural ventilation through the facade?

No

Daylight

Is daylight simulation part of the design process?

No

Noise

Embodied Carbon

Was a carbon assesment of the facade conducted in the design phase?

No

Energy Generation

Does the facade produce energy?

No

Insulation

Monomaterial envelope?

No

Description / Additional Information