The Anythink Perl Mack project is a full renovation of an existing 6,000 sf library and a 1,800 sf addition. The renovation of this 1975 building and addition includes a children’s corner, teen space, adult collection, computer lab, multifunction space, study room, and central fireplace.
Perl Mack, Colorado is 12 miles north of Denver. The library is located in a residential neighborhood adjacent to a small shopping district. At the western point of the site, a community garden transforms an empty lot into a community asset.
The renovation includes a radical modernizing of the existing facility with sustainable technology, smart design and focus on the surrounding community. A high, floating roof located over the multifunction space acts as a beacon inviting the neighborhood to discover the new entry.
Sustainability is a priority for the Anythink Perl Mack. To reduce the buildings energy consumption the existing roof form was updated to support a future solar photovoltaic array. The library is heated and cooled by geothermal exchange wells located under the parking lot increasing the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems.
The Anythink Perl Mack is an important part of the neighborhoods fabric opening its doors to the local residents for exploration and learning.