Capitola Public Library

The new Capitola Public Library Branch created a marriage between indoors and outdoors to engage the entire community. Noll & Tam designed an inviting, open, and light filled space for all library users, and we supported the project with streamlined furniture procurement.

Keith Scholz
Account Manager PBI
There's a yin and yang aspect to this public space, with serenity on the border of vibrancy and nature glorified by design and materials. The beauty of Capitola is welcomed inside and referred to by both architecture and design.
The Children's Reading Room taps abundant natural light and lush landscaping, to frame the biophilic forms, exciting color palate, and comfortable furnishings which engage the young readers.
Welcome, engaging and compact, the paneled wood ceilings and cozy spaces reference the boats at the nearby coast, with integrated leaves and light similar to the nearby park.
Warm wood throughout the library invites calm and reflection within the soaring spaces.

Photography by Anthony Lindsey

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