City of Round Rock Library
The new public library is located one block from the existing library and historic downtown district and is a landmark and a natural extension of Historical Downtown creating a public link between Downtown and the larger circuit of cultural and historic options available to the community.
The project is a full city block with four facades uniquely designed to fit within the established urban context of single-family homes, small business, and mid-sized commercial buildings. The building materials reflect the earthy tones of local limestone and clay found in this region of Texas.
The three-story, 67,000 square-foot facility features highly flexible and adaptive spaces such as technology hub, maker space, large multipurpose rooms, quiet reading room, genealogy area, ample study spaces and rooms, a dedicated floor for children and teens, and various elevated outdoor spaces with views to nature and the urban context. The building is positioned around a Heritage tree that is to be the focal point for numerous spaces within the library. Large glass facades and windows provide abundant natural light and draw visitors to connect with nature. The project includes a 300-car smart parking garage for the library and downtown area, which is seamlessly connected via a stair and elevator core that leads to a canopied connector past a dynamic public courtyard into the library. The public courtyard was designed to allow for a future promenade connection to the existing city hall plaza that is currently in design.
The project was designed in association with 720 Design.
67,000-square-foot public library
300-car parking structure
- Cantilevered patios and ample outdoor space for patrons to enjoy