B+H replicates Quebec’s geology for facade of Library and Archives Canada’s newest facility

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Architect: B+H Architects
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Completion Date: May 2022

At the end of 2022, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) unveiled a new archival facility and library in Gatineau, Quebec, to provide additional storage and security for the country’s national collections. Situated near the LAC’s original Preservation Centre, the new complex, designed by B+H Architects, is the first net-zero carbon archival facility in the Americas. Temperature, humidity control, and flood prevention were all considerations when designing the building’s exterior enclosure.

The new building connects to the original Preservation Centre via a pedestrian corridor. The expressed structure of the Preservation Centre

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