Canadian studio Superkül has updated the reading room at the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library, a notable example of brutalist architecture.
The project involved renovating the cavernous concrete space on the building’s fourth floor, as part of the university’s larger initiative to revitalise the Robarts Library, which Superkül described as “one of North America’s most significant examples of brutalist architecture”.
The Brutalist concrete Robarts Library was built in 1973
Completed in 1973, the John P Robarts Research Library was designed by local architecture studio Mathers & Haldenby.
It is both the largest individual library at the University of Toronto and the largest academic library building in Canada.
Superkül updated the
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