Inspire555

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How often do we have the chance to contribute to a once-in-a-generation project?

Welcome to the online engagement program in support of the design of the Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility. In this fourth and final Inspire555 online activity, we are looking for your inspiration into the facility’s iconic features and finishing touches.

Add your voice to the thousands who so far have inspired the project architects as they set out to design an iconic building that is sure to become a future landmark destination in the Nation’s capital.

We want your thoughts on:

  • The architectural inspiration (or theme) for the facility’s design.

  • How this theme informs the choice of materials inside and outside the building.

  • How the facility can become an inclusive destination for all.

The questionnaire takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. If you have already registered, you can start now. If not, registration is quick and your personal information will not be shared.

The closing date for this Questionnaire is December 10, 2019. Please invite your colleagues, friends and family members to participate.

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

How often do we have the chance to contribute to a once-in-a-generation project?

Welcome to the online engagement program in support of the design of the Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility. In this fourth and final Inspire555 online activity, we are looking for your inspiration into the facility’s iconic features and finishing touches.

Add your voice to the thousands who so far have inspired the project architects as they set out to design an iconic building that is sure to become a future landmark destination in the Nation’s capital.

We want your thoughts on:

  • The architectural inspiration (or theme) for the facility’s design.

  • How this theme informs the choice of materials inside and outside the building.

  • How the facility can become an inclusive destination for all.

The questionnaire takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. If you have already registered, you can start now. If not, registration is quick and your personal information will not be shared.

The closing date for this Questionnaire is December 10, 2019. Please 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.

    Take Survey
  • 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:
    Take Survey