Arabian Public Library – Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Building: Arabian Public Library
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Status: Completed 2008
Architect: Richärd + Bauer
General Contractor: Redden Construction, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: Kunka Engineering Inc.
AE Interests: Inspired by the canyons of Arizona, full length windows draw in light from the interior courtyard and views of the surrounding mountains, designed for maximum energy efficiency, made from 42.8% recycled material, the building utilizes low VOC paints, and an underfloor HVAC system circulates air, lowering the temperature of the outdoor courtyard and making it bearable even in the Arizona sun