Developed as a critical node within the neighborhood, the new Westchester Square Library will deliver an important economic and educational resource to a vibrant and diverse section of the borough. Located beside the historic Huntington Free Library, a non-circulating library that predates NYPL by four years, the new Westchester Square branch will extend the site’s legacy as a place where knowledge is acquired and shared for generations to come. Designed as a prismatic reading room lifted on a board-formed concrete base, the Library’s fritted glass facades are inspired by The Bronx’s status as the “greenest Borough of New York City” and depict abstract views of the borough’s tree canopies.
“Snøhetta is proud to have worked with DDC on a collection of transformative projects across New York City, from the reconstruction of Times Square to the creation of new branch libraries in Far Rockaway, and now, Westchester Square in the Bronx,” said Craig Dykers, Snøhetta Founding Partner. “Over the last 12 years, our team of architects, landscape architects, and interior architects have worked with DDC to enrich the social vitality of local communities through thoughtful designs that will stand the test of time.”
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