Taylor Library

This community library and public park serve the Pacific Beach community. The building’s bold geometry takes its form from the nautilus shell,┬áreflecting the community’s close connection with the ocean.
Picture1Likewise, the expansive entry plaza radiates out from a central pivot point within the building, helping to integrate the indoor & outdoor environment. Curved concrete seatwalls and exposed aggregate paving form gentle ‘waves’ through the plaza.
The project occupies an entire city block, with the adjacent public park offering a comprehensive community gathering space for concerts, fairs, and other recreational activities.
Groves of trees offer shade along the street and tall palm trees form a visual corridor to the main entryway.
Sand Play PiecesThe public park features rolling hills of grass and large shade trees, along with a beach-themed tot lot area featuring artist-designed custom play pieces.