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Seattle WA 98101

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© 2019 Dark Light Design

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NEWCASTLE, WA

Newcastle Public Library

architect

Mithun

 

awards 

GE Edison Award for Environmental Design

IES Illumination Award of Merit

supporting community connection

 

Newcastle Library is a place where the local community learns, gathers, and connects. Boldly colored, illuminated elements are used to engage the streetscape, while a light-filled building brings volume, humanized by warm ceilings and expansive glass, anchoring the site.

 

Dark Light provided solutions to many lighting challenges: varying volumes, low-reflectance finishes, varied visual requirements, and an abundance of natural light. The restrained fixture palette echoes the tectonic expression of the architecture, while high performance luminaires and placement of luminous objects ensure proper material rendering and occupant comfort. The straightforward design concept enhances this vital community resource in a purposeful and meaningful way.