Great design responds to its site, and nowhere is this more true than in the architecture of the New Central Library. The half-moon shaped site, just east of City Hall in East Village, was a challenge for the architectural teams. They rose to the occasion by designing a spectacular building that looks like a graceful ship sailing into the future. With its geometric exterior cladding inspired by chinook arches and vast open interior spaces, it’s a library that will serve Calgarians for a century or more.

YOUR NCL COMES TO LIFE

October 7, 2014

Watch this striking 3-D animation of a completed New Central Library. You'll see the striking exterior and interior architecture as never before and watch Calgarians exploring their inspiring new city landmark.