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Peckham Library, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Alsop Architects, 2000.

Peckham Library, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Alsop Architects, 2000.
:GSMI-0068-0006
: General view of main elevation. Peckham Library, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Alsop Architects, 2000.
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:5014 x 3346 pixels
:01/08/2019
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:Grant Smith/VIEW
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:Peckham Library
:Peckham Library, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Alsop Architects, 2000.
:Peckham Hill Street
:London
:United Kingdom
:Alsop Architects
:www.alsoparchitechts.com
:Public And Government
:Library Media Centre
:2000
:VIEW Architecture
:Stirling Prize winner in 2000. The brief called for a building of architectural merit which would bring prestige to the borough and engender a sense of ownership and pride for the building by local people. Will Alsop created a building of unique appearance which satisfied both criteria, comprising innovatory solutions to design problems, creating working, archive and meeting spaces of genuine delight and stimulating appearance. Suspending the main reading room on a cantilevered plane allowed the creation of a new public space below the soffit. Within this room, 'pods' contain meeting rooms and independent collections, with workstations clustered below. The brief included a children's library and a range of adult learning facilities. The centre pod opens to the clerestory, allowing daylight to enter the main space while the 'beret' above affords shade. The library was conceived with sustainability in mind and has natural lighting and ventilation systems which significantly diminish the building's energy requirements.
:Peckham Library; architecture; Library Media Centre; Europe; United Kingdom; London; Peckham Hill Street; SE15; 2000; 21st Century; Alsop Architects; large group of people; incidental people; Full Frame; general view; day; exterior; Stirling Prize 2000; Peckham Square; community space; landmark; Peckham; exterior facade; public square; signage; playful; canopy; piloti; load-bearing; eccentric; blue cladding; passerby; corner view; context; sunlit
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:Large group of people (11+ people)
:Full Frame
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:General view
:Day
:Exterior
:Grant Smith
:GSMI-0068-0006.jpg
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