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Hill District Library


  • Exterior
  • Exterior views
  • Workspaces
  • Street view
  • Featured books
  • Stacks
  • Detail: Book cart and PC station
  • Details: Cafe-style seating, August Wilson map, and bike rack
  • Urban bioswale
  • Exterior details
  • Project information
  • Featured quote
  • Awards

The new Hill District Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be the first LEED-certified project in the Hill. Located on the site of an abandoned gas station, the library is oriented toward a high pedestrian and mass transit population. The building includes reading areas for adults, teens and children, with community spaces available for public use. Key environmentally-friendly features include energy-efficient under floor air displacement, solar shading, a high emphasis on managed natural light, and an urban bioswale to filter rainwater runoff.

Client: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (2008)

2009 Certificate of Merit for Design Excellence
AIA Pittsburgh

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