The majority of the People’s Choice voting public agreed that the Fallbrook Library is a spectacular success, and a wonderful addition to the community. It may have taken over 10 years to come to fruition, but it was well worth the wait. As one fan commented “The new Fallbrook library is just wonderful; and the design celebrates the commitment this community has made to the creation of a cultural hub for learning.” Another noted that “… the project exemplifies how libraries should evolve; from static repositories of books, to dynamic hubs of community, connection, and learning.” Also mentioned repeatedly was the striking architecture, use of natural light, landscaping, incorporation of local artwork and the application of sustainable features - particularly the green roof. The People are clearly smitten: an old library was replaced with something modern and sustainable, ultimately creating a unique signature building that is both peaceful and stimulating to both patrons and passersby. Seamlessly integrating traditional library resources with modern technological amenities, Fallbrook Library celebrates the past, while optimistically embracing the future.
- Project Address: 124 South Mission Road Fallbrook, CA 92028
- Project Owner/ Developer: County of San Diego
- Owner Contact Name/ Email: David Timberemail@example.com
- Project Architect/ Designer: Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects (Architect of Record)/Manuel Oncina Architects (Design Architect)
The community of Fallbrook worked hard for over 10 years to make our new library come true. We knew we would eventually get a new library but what the County and the architects achieved exceeded our wildest wishes. Not only do we now have a community center that really reflects the spirit of Fallbrook, we also have state of the art information technology that combines traditional library resources with a wealth of computers capacity. The way art created by our local artists has been embedded in the building together with sustainable features like the green roof and tons of natural light creates a very powerful, comfortable and energetic place that feels like it has always been the central feature of downtown Fallbrook. This is a new library with strong connections to both our past and our future.