What a year it’s been! Hit by a global pandemic while the provincial economy was still reeling from low oil prices meant 2020 didn’t quite play out as anyone had imagined. But, despite the challenges of COVID-19, CMLC made significant progress on all the work we had lined up for the year. We saw ma
240,000 sq ft of functional, flexible, beautifully designed space
“One of the world’s most futuristic libraries” opened to Calgarians in 2018.
$245-million civic amenity garners worldwide awards and attention
In 2018, after a complex and intensive five-year construction program, we completed the Central Library that now adorns East Village. CMLC contributed $70 million from our CRL to this vital city-building project. Taking shape over approximately 1.7 million construction hours, this urban landmark and world-class institution has garnered dozens of awards for architecture and placemaking.
An award-winning civic gathering place
One of NY Times 52 Best Places to Go in 2019, the library forges a vital connection between downtown and East Village
Home to a half million books… and so much more
Amid a collection of 450,000 books are 30 free community meeting areas, a children’s library, recording studios and a performance hall
An innovative use for an “unusable” site
Built above an active LRT line that curves across the site, the Central Library is a showcase of design ingenuity and engineering magic
Media & Recognition
Named as one of Canada’s most anticipated projects of 2018
AIA/ALA Library Building Award 2019
Merit Award for Wayfinding 2019
People's Choice Award and The Mawson Urban Design Award 2019
Great City Great Design 2017
Broke ground May 2014 – Completed November 2018
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Calgary’s spectacular Central Library is celebrating its two-year anniversary in East Village. And we now have another reason to celebrate the iconic building: a prestigious LEED® Gold certification for its green building features.
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)—the organization that has managed every aspect of the New Central Library’s design and construction since the project got underway in 2013—is thrilled to announce completion of its role as lead developer of the New Central Library that now adorns East Villag
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)—lead developer of Calgary’s New Central Library (NCL), draws closer to completion of the five-year construction program with the installation of its delightful public art pieces by international artist Christian Moeller.
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)—lead developer of Calgary’s New Central Library (NCL), a $245 million fully-funded civic amenity in the re-emerging neighbourhood of East Village—is delighted to announce the public art installations for the New Central Library and to introduce the artist wh
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the organization tasked with overseeing every aspect of the New Central Library’s design and construction – has now completed removing the temporary LRT encapsulation structure it built in 2014/15 to enable construction of the library building, and the tea
Calgary's new central library announces partnership that bring local café inside the library space. Learn more.
CMLC is celebrating yet another significant step forward in the construction of the New Central Library. The building is now officially ‘weather-tight’, which means it is fully enclosed, its exterior shell is materially complete and the exciting final stage of construction is now underway.
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the organization responsible for redeveloping East Village and lead developer of the city’s New Central Library has reached another major milestone in the library construction program - the completion of Phase 2 – the skeletal framework of the building
Today marks another major milestone for the New Central Library with the installation of the iconic exterior curtain wall getting underway. You can’t judge a book by its cover. But a library…well, that’s another story altogether.
CALGARY’S AILING ECONOMY HASN’T HALTED MOMENTUM OF EAST VILLAGE REDEVELOPMENT With four major projects ready to break ground, East Village will be 2016’s silver lining With oil prices plummeting and the Canadian dollar dangling at a 13-year low, you could reasonably expect Calgary developers to sl
Under the guidance of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the organization responsible for the remarkable improvements underway in East Village and the lead developer of Calgary’s New Central Library – construction of the New Central Library reached a major milestone on September 30 when the
Ever since Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) unveiled the master plan for East Village in 2009, citizens have watched in awe as Calgary's newest, oldest, coolest, warmest neighbourhood has taken shape.
The landmark library will be a cultural connector between east and west communities
LRT encapsulation is an impressive feat of engineering – and a “first” for Calgary
Latest plans revealed for the New Central Library
From 38 submissions that arrived in East Village from as far away as Copenhagen and Tokyo, a selection committee has narrowed to four, the field of contenders eager to design the new Central Library in East Village.