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Malibu Library Makes List of Top Architecture Picks of 2012

The Malibu Library is recognized for its use of recycled materials and natural light.

The Malibu Library has been recognized for its innovative design in the Library Journal’s Top Architecture Picks of 2012.

The library celebrated its grand opening following an extensive renovation on Earth Day, April 22 with readings from celebrities Pierce Brosnan and Dick Van Dyke.

“Surf’s up at the Malibu Library, County of Los Angeles Public Library, where the teen space light well is filled with boards and photos of surfers adorn the walls,” Library Journal Editor Bette-Lee Fox wrote.

Between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, a total of 107 public library projects and 19 academic buildings were completed, but the Malibu Library stood out because of its innovative use of recycled materials and natural light.

“The Malibu Library is a dynamic metamorphosis of what was once a dark, dated, and inefficient space into a light, bright, and sustainable environment that reflects the history and unique nature of this beachfront community,” LPA Senior Designer Rick D’Amato said.

The library is on track to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

For more information about the County of Los Angeles Public Library’s Malibu Library, visit colapublib.org/libs/malibu.

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