Whipple Free Library

New Boston, NH

Whipple Free Library

New Boston, NH

Many years in the making, this new 7,000 SF town library was finally realized through the generous gift of cash and in-kind donations from the community.  This included pro-bono services from the entire design team.

The building was effectively designed and detailed to provide for initial economy, good value, and long service to the Town.  We were able to incorporate building elements such as fiberglass windows, cementitious siding and trim, spray foam insulation in wall and roof assemblies, high efficiency gas boilers, and efficient lighting systems.

Sited on an 11 acre parcel along the Piscataquog  River we were able to place reading and meetings areas to take advantage of these views to the river and its woodland boundaries.  A pedestrian bridge is planned to link the site to other conservation property and the village center.

The cupola creates an inviting space of high volume at the core of the library and at the crossroads of it 4 wings.  It introduces natural light to the building’s core and shines as a lantern when the library is open in the evenings.

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