REX proposes cluster strategy for calgary's new central library
the centerpieces of the urban stage are the accessible lawn and the year-round ice rink. informed by the slope of the LRT tunnel below, NCL’s front lawn creates a true public event space technically aided by the cantilever of the books box above. the stage’s north side focuses on urban sports, organized around a hockey rink and lit from the rooms box after dark. outdoor recreation space for yoga in the village, sno-flo glow, or events for the hypothermic half marathon will animate this space year-round.