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BUILDING
 
 
Des Moines Public Library
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DESIGNER
 
 
David Chipperfield

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
Iowa
County
Polk
Town
Des Moines
Address
Grand Avenue, 12th street, 10th street, Locust street (Western Gateway Park)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
Conference halls
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2001     project winner of competition
Realisation
2006
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AWARDS
 
2007
RIBA International Award
2006
AIA Central States Region Award
2006
Leaf Award - Best Regeneration Project
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"David Chipperfield. Des Moines Public Library. Des Moines, Iowa", Casabella 761-762, dicembre 2007-gennaio 2008/december 2007-january 2008 [Biblioteche oggi], pp. 64-75
Jean-Marie Martin, "Un involucro discreto e parsimonioso per una città senza qualità", Casabella 761-762, dicembre 2007-gennaio 2008/december 2007-january 2008 [Biblioteche oggi], p. 66 (64-75)
Cristina Molteni, "Leggere nel verde/Reading in the green", OF Arch 98, settembre-ottobre/september-october 2007, "Architettura" pp. 132-139
"Encrucijada verde. Biblioteca publica, Des Moines/Green crossroads. Public library, Des Moines", Arquitectura viva 107-108, VI 2006 [Madrid metrópolis], "Técnica/Diseño" pp. 192-195
Raymund Ryan, "David Chipperfield in Iowa", The Plan 16, settembre-novembre/september-november 2006, "Letter from US", pp. 103-118
"Public Library. Des Moines", The Plan 16, settembre-novembre/september-november 2006, "Letter from US", pp. 106-111 (103-118)
Laura Aquili, Ergian Alberg, "Biblioteca pubblica a Des Moines, USA/Des Moines Public Library, USA", L'industria delle costruzioni 390, luglio-agosto/july-august 2006 [Landmarks urbani], pp. 82-85
Annette Lecuyer, "Des Moines Public Library", Architectural review 1312, june 2006 [The library and the city], pp. 56-63
Giovanni Leoni (ed.), David Chipperfield, Federico Motta editore, Milano 2006, pp. 234-243
Heide Wessely, "»Mit Mauerwerk bauen macht mich nervös« - Ein Gespräch mit David Chipperfield/»I suppose I am nervous about brickwork« - An interview with David Chipperfield", Detail 10/2005 [Bauen mit Mauerwerk/Wall Construction/Maçonnerie], "Diskussion/Discussion" p. 1078 (1072-1078)
Linda Hallam, John E. Czarnecki, "A grass roof will top the Des Moines Library, one of Chipperfield's first US public projects", Architectural record 6/2002, june 2002, p. 36
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CLIENT
 
 
Des Moines Public Library
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 13.520
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Jane Wernick Associates
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STAFF
 
Project
David Chipperfield Architects
Design team
Doreen Beernath, Franz Borho, Martin Ebert, Chris Hardie, Victoria Jessen-Pike, Ilona Klockenbusch, Hartmut Kortner, Michael Kruse, Kaori Ohsugi, Kim Wang, Reiko Yamazaki
Associate architect
Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture: Mindy Aust, Cal Lewis, Brian Lindgren, Paul Mankins, Brett Mendenhall, Evan Shaw, Jon Sloan, Jeff Wagner
Structural consultant
Jane Wernick Associates:  James Packer, Kate Purver, Jane Wernick
Shuck-Britson: Robert Britson, Matt Sherwood
Facades consultant
W.J. Higgings & Associates
Systems
Ove Arup, London: Archie Campbell, Tim Hanson, Martin Hockey, Adam Jaworski, Lidia Johnson, Florence Lam, Chris McHale, David Pritchard, Andrew Sedgwick, Nigel Tonks
KJWW: Scott Bowman, Jeff Carpenter, Mike Dotson, Mike Lipp, Vincent Mendez, Scott Scholle, Andy Thielen, Jenny Ziegler
General contractor
The Weitz Company: Bob Anderson
 
 
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