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Welcome to the third phase of online engagement for the Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility.

For this phase on Public Art and Landscape, we're looking for your ideas to help inspire the artists from Jason Bruges Studio and the landscape designers from PFS Studio who were selected to bring to life the joint facility’s public art and landscape. We’re also looking for your input on the sustainable design features you would like to see in the project.

Help us by sharing your thoughts on what would make this facility a world-class landmark destination in the nation’s capital. Remember that the building will measure about 20,070 square meters (216,000 square feet) – roughly the size of four football fields – on multiple floors. It will sit on a large site with room for outdoor programs and events. As you come into the facility, there will also be a large public atrium called the "Town Hall" which will be the building's principal focal point and centre of activity. There will also be a public rooftop and outdoor reading terraces.

The questionnaire below will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You can start now if you have already registered to access one of our online consultations. If not, registration is quick, and your personal information will not be shared.

The closing date for this Online Questionnaire is August 27, 2019. Feel free to invite your colleagues, friends and family members to participate.

View of 555 Albert Street, the site of the joint facility.

Welcome to the third phase of online engagement for the Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility.

For this phase on Public Art and Landscape, we're looking for your ideas to help inspire the artists from Jason Bruges Studio and the landscape designers from PFS Studio who were selected to bring to life the joint facility’s public art and landscape. We’re also looking for your input on the sustainable design features you would like to see in the project.

Help us by sharing your thoughts on what would make this facility a world-class landmark destination in the nation’s capital. Remember that the building will measure about 20,070 square meters (216,000 square feet) – roughly the size of four football fields – on multiple floors. It will sit on a large site with room for outdoor programs and events. As you come into the facility, there will also be a large public atrium called the "Town Hall" which will be the building's principal focal point and centre of activity. There will also be a public rooftop and outdoor reading terraces.

The questionnaire below will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You can start now if you have already registered to access one of our online consultations. If not, registration is quick, and your personal information will not be shared.

The closing date for this Online Questionnaire is August 27, 2019. Feel free to invite your colleagues, friends and family members to participate.

View of 555 Albert Street, the site of the joint facility.

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    The OPL and LAC Joint Facility will be a major multipurpose destination point for visitors to, and residents of, Ottawa. The following questions explore how we can make sure the joint facility achieves its fullest potential as a civic institution and national attraction.

    The OPL and LAC Joint Facility will be a major multipurpose destination point for visitors to, and residents of, Ottawa. The following questions explore how we can make sure the joint facility achieves its fullest potential as a civic institution and national attraction.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The OPL and LAC Joint Facility will be a major multipurpose destination point for visitors to, and residents of, Ottawa. We’re going to start with a few questions about how we make sure the joint facility achieves its fullest potential as a civic institution and national attraction.

    The OPL and LAC Joint Facility will be a major multipurpose destination point for visitors to, and residents of, Ottawa. We’re going to start with a few questions about how we make sure the joint facility achieves its fullest potential as a civic institution and national attraction.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The architects have three initial concepts for how the facility might sit on the site - what architects call "3D massing models."

    The concepts are not intended to be actual designs or renderings of what the building will look like.

    Rather, it’s the starting point for how and where the future building might sit on the site given what we know of the building's square footage, what goes inside it and how all the pieces relate to each other.

    Each concept approaches these challenges in a different way.

    Now, let’s look at each

    The architects have three initial concepts for how the facility might sit on the site - what architects call "3D massing models."

    The concepts are not intended to be actual designs or renderings of what the building will look like.

    Rather, it’s the starting point for how and where the future building might sit on the site given what we know of the building's square footage, what goes inside it and how all the pieces relate to each other.

    Each concept approaches these challenges in a different way.

    Now, let’s look at each concept one at a time:
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