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The International Interior Design Association and the American Library Association announce Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch as the Best of Competition winner of the 2016 Library Interior Design Awards. The award recognizes library interior design that thoughtfully addresses functionality, creativity, and aesthetics.

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​The Architect's Newspaper has announced the winners of its third annual Best of Design Awards, which celebrates the year's most exciting and innovative projects. The SOM-designed Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library took top honors in the Midwest region, selected as Building of the Year.

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The Chicago Tribune spotlights the recently-opened Chinatown Branch Library as an outstanding example of innovative public architecture. The SOM-designed library serves as a new civic, educational, and social hub for Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood, providing a much-needed public gathering place geared toward inclusive community activities and driven by technology-based learning.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently toured the new Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library with SOM Design Partner Brian Lee. Aligning with the Mayor’s principles of “open, accessible and green,” the SOM-designed library stands as a strong example of the positive impact that architecture and design can have on Chicago’s neighborhoods.

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