Scotts Valley Library
Scotts Valley, CA
Group 4 transformed an existing roller skating rink into a dynamic, light-filled library for Scotts Valley. On a limited budget and quick schedule, Group 4 worked with staff and the opportunities inherent in the existing building to create a design with minimal columns and an open, flowing floor plan.
Working within the existing shell, Group 4 organized the library around a new suspended polycarbonate lantern that brings in daylight and creates programmatic divisions while maintaining the generous interior volume.
The teen platform re-creates booths from the original roller rink, and supports gaming and collaborative learning. The salvaged disco ball will be available for special night time programs.
Retail tenant space is also being developed adjacent to the library as part of this mixed-use redevelopment project.
The library's grand re-opening was held in June 2011.
IES National Award of Merit