This Modernist university library is located on the banks of the Otonabee River north of Peterborough, Ontario. It is the focal point of the Symons Campus of the Tent University, this campus was created in the 1960s. Most of its buildings, including this one, was designed by Canadian architect Ron Thom (1923-1986). Thom was a very successful architect, he won several design awards with this and other projects. The library is named after Thomas J. Bata (1914-2008), a Czech born Canadian Philanthropist and Business Leader, the “Shoemaker of the Word”, and a great supporter and donor of the Trent University.
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Noel_Byrne (24199) 2014-01-15 0:58
This looks amazingly like my office in Dublin. And again, i would never have guessed the age of the building, my office was built in the late 90's and this to me looks of the same era. Its a very nice position, right on the water like this, the shimmer of the water creates a great effect on the glass of the building, while the stark exterior finish contrasts well with the gentle ripple of the water.
Beautiful light too, and a fine flutter on the flag!
All the best
jhm (139094) 2014-01-15 2:29
The name of these architect is my unknown, but his buildings are very nice and a lovely design.
Your picture is excellent taken out of a very well angle.
This cares for depth and perspective.
Nice detailed picture and nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
- Copyright: Barnabas Bozoki (bbarna) (802)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ontario [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-14 4:51