Hercules Library

The Sky Garden is an elliptical court in the center of the Hercules Library that provides a tranquil space for patrons. Inspired by the City of Hercules' historic reputation as the center for gun powder manufacturing, CMG designed a black, truncated cone to recall the form of a powder mound. In the Children’s Garden, a dense tree grove and shifting rubber ground wrap the architect’s 35 foot “Story Cove” which provides an outdoor environment for story telling and exploration.

download: Project PDF
client: City of Hercules
location: Hercules, CA
architect: Will Bruder + Partners, HGA Architects
size: 25,000sf
completed: 2006
Hercules Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Library
Hercules Library
Hercules Library
Hercules Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Public Library
Hercules Public Library