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    McLaughlin Library

    480 Gordon Street, Guelph, ON.
    architect(s): ,
    constructed: 1968

    “This is the most muscular building on campus.  There is an explicitly strong interplay between cast-in-place and precast elements here that creates an easy legibility of vertical circulation towers set against the horizontality of the stack floors.  The vertical towers are highly textured cast-in-place, done in béton brut and using vertical, diagonal and horizontal boarding patterns.”

    Ian Panabaker and Wilfred Ferwerda, “The University of Guelph,” in Concrete Toronto: a guidebook to concrete architecture from the fifties to the seventies, M. McClelland, ed. (Toronto, Coach House Books, 2007) 280-281.

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