Dover Public Library
The new Dover Public Library is a careful balance of respect for the past and a sign of the future of this vibrant city. Scaled to nearby historic structures, the building simultaneously provides contemporary elliptical and cubic glass components that are welcoming to visitors. To promote community engagement, the design includes meeting and reading rooms with an array of seating choices and malleable furniture layouts. Each space is a reflection of the city’s culture, from the “Dover Den,” a casual intergenerational spot for movie-watching, to the “Living Room,” a quiet, adult area overlooking a roof garden and the Capitol beyond.