Time Magazine just came out with a list of the 100 Greatest Places in the world, and Calgary’s Central Library made the cut. What’s more, it’s one of only two places in Canada that made the cut, alongside Canada’s Wonderland.
First, Time highlighted the design of the library itself. Created by the Norwegian firm Snohetta, the library includes ‘aesthetic odes’ to our region. The sloping walls are meant to mimic clouds created by chinook winds, while natural floods the majority of the space.
That’s not all that Time recognized though. The Central Library also functions as an education centre for us- with learning labs and residency programs offered. Plus, the’ve got a digital production studio for local artists.
Honestly, it’s a huge nod from a very reputable source. It’s one thing for us to be proud of our revitalized downtown core, it’s another to have one of the world’s most read magazines name of one of the world’s greatest places.
You can check out Time’s full list on their website.