See designs for Calgary's incredibly beautiful new library

If these 3D renderings are any indication, Calgarians can expect to have one of the world's most ambitious, modern and beautifully designed downtown libraries in the near future.

The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) released a video showcasing the final design details of the $245 million project this week. The 236,000 sq.-ft. building will feature a curved, glassy exterior that resembles a Chinook arch, a four-storey atrium topped with a skylight, and several art installations. Part of the library's design also incorporates the city's light rail transit line.

The library is slated to open in 2018.

The $245 million price tag is pricey, said Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, but "it is building many, many things."