In 2019, the Chevalier Morales, architectural firm, finished its construction of the Drummonville Public Library after the design won in an architectual competition the same year. The architecture project aims to become a catalyst to prevent the landmark from being isolated as a result of being cut off from Lindsay Street, one of Quebec’s famous pedestrian and commercial avenues.
The overall layout of the library is very unique and untraditional as it was designed to be open for all as if people are in a train station or shopping centre. The architects included a multipurpose area and a cafe that could be used as a waiting area for bibliophiles before its opening hours. It has a grand sculptural staircase with two helical stairs, perfectly positioned to have the beautiful view of the skating rink, located outside the building.
Chivalier Morales also emphasized the building envelope which highlights the library’s energency efficiency, culture, and history. The blue-colored iron slag represents Dumvinville’s heavy industry, the mily way, on the other hand, pertains to ice, which are both softened by the wood interior of the library.