American Institure of Architecture
The new Des Moines Central Public Library will be a one-of-a-kind structure in the Metro area. Visitors will first notice its distinct angular shape and coloration, featuring a unique glazing system that incorporates a copper mesh screen sandwiched between panes of glass. This controls light intensity, energy costs, and provides a warm copper glow in the evening.
Once inside, one will observe a well coordinated floor plan, with great attention to detail and function, creating a space that is very user friendly. Some of the distinctive elements that make this new library a truly outstanding facility include:
The project design team includes architects and engineers from Europe and Des Moines, giving the library an international flair. Upon completion, central Iowa’s newest, biggest and most unique library is sure to draw critical acclaim and be a key element in the development of Des Moines’ Gateway West.