Themes and Styles
Themes and Styles: Cape Girardeau (Mo.) Public Library
These projects execute their particular design concepts with style and panache.
The design of the Cape Girardeau (Mo.) Public Library was inspired by the Mississippi River. Walls are clad with blue glass tile “washing up” toward limestone brick, out of which bamboo panels emerge representing the forest. Overhead, the undulating ceiling recalls clouds, while the exterior features three shades of brick and limestone bands that abstractly reflect flood high-water marks.
Architect: The Clark Enersen Partners
Photo: Jim Scholz, Scholz Images, Inc.
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