Saturday, February 25, 2023

Adisoke, A Work In Progress

 Every once in awhile I show you the progress of the work at Lebreton Flats on what will be a joint building for the Ottawa Public Library and Library And Archives Canada. The work will continue for some years before it's ready to open, and the building has been given a name: Adisoke. The indigenous word is Anishinaabe, meaning the telling of stories. The future main branch of the city's library will be here, and the federal government agency will share some space here too. 

At the current main branch, admittedly not a good design (Brutalist architecture rarely is), out in the main foyer are a series of posters and design sketches. The concepts have been out there for awhile, and the design, strongly influenced by indigenous culture, certainly appeals to me.


And here's what the worksite looked like when I passed by a few days ago. Progress is being made.

54 comments:

  1. Hello,
    It will be a beautiful addition to the library! I like the design. Have a great weekend.

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  2. A nice name.
    And interesting architecture and concept (esp for the kids).
    Great project.

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  3. Ser√° un buen edificio, adaptado a la vida moderna.

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  4. ....this will make a bold statement. That's what architecture should do.

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  5. What a wonderful place it is going to be!

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  6. I had no idea! Thanks for showing this!

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  7. It's going to take a while, but should be well worth the wait.

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  8. That looks like a big job is ahead for them. It will be grand when finished.

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  9. Is there still room for an arena, should that ever come to fruition?

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  10. It would be worthwhile making a tour of this structure. Looks very interesting.

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  11. It looks like it will be beautiful and unique.

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  12. It will be grand when it is finished, state of the art.

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  13. A library is a chance to make public art by architects...and this looks to be a good one!

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  14. Wonderful photos of the Library and Library archives and glad the Indigenous folk wil be honored ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. It will look very luxurious by the time it is completed

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  16. Adisoke is a very good name for this library.

    All the best Jan
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/

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  17. I look forward to seeing it through your lens, William!

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  18. Fabulous, and so interesting, and the models are engaging, just my kind of thing to view! Great exhibit, thanks.

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  19. It will be good to get it finished, it looks like a good sized building.

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  20. Must be nice to live in a sensible modern country!

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  21. I'm with you on the brutalist architecture. But it looks large and that's always a good thing with a library!

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