Posted by: bluesyemre | January 10, 2018

Canada Water Library, London, UK

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Date: Completed November 2011
Value: £14.1 million

The idea of a free standing object in space is quite appropriate for a library, since it is a portal to the discovery of other worlds.  As a piece of sculpture it binds together a tube station, a stretch of open water and a plaza and makes the precursor landmark of a substantial new development on London’s Canada Water.

The inverted pyramid form contains a readily accessible café, performance space, internet points and popular books within a small footprint at ground level, whilst the expanding shape above enables the containment of the main library within a single, galleried, skylit double volume.  The whole is clad in aluminium sheets, anodised a light bronze with sequined perforations.

https://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries/find-a-library?chapter=5

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2011/dec/04/canada-water-library-review

http://www.czwg.com/works/canada-water-library


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