Scenic Regional Library Unveils Design for Union, MO

JEMA's design for Scenic Regional Library's new Union, MO branch is approved and moving forward. The 26,000 sq. ft., one-story structure is slated to begin construction in May of this year.

The design incorporates a series of diagonal lines that cut through the orthogonal geometry of the building. The diagonal lines open up towards the ends of the building to create large glass corners. 

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The south wall of the library angles back at a diagonal, creating an outdoor space and shade from the orthogonal roof

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The diagonal: it shapes and at the same time breaks our understanding of the "grid"

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Three diagonal roofs comprise the landscape of the new library

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The diagonal is the connector...it is what draws the eye

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Diagonal lines in elevation, plan and section and even the shadows, all come together at the entry facade

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The grid comes together to create the diagonal, or is it the reverse?