WAN Awards 2015


WAN Mobile
WAN Mobile
Previous Next

The Idea Store, London, United Kingdom

Tuesday 20 Dec 2005

Libraries - the next generation?

Timothy Soar 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment


The fourth of seven groundbreaking Idea Stores has been opened in London. Each has a distinctive look designed to inject a breath of fresh air into the conventional library concept and engage with the local community. The first Idea Store opened in 2002. Located at the heart of the historic Roman Road it has delivered a major new leisure and learning facility for the area. Architect David Adjaye said, 'As a person of colour, I read the landscape to make architecture with a double consciousness that can be seen in different ways by different people. That gives me a way to look at architecture that is different from my contemporaries.' Idea Store Chrisp Street was funded by London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Leaside Regeneration, Lloyds of London Charities Trust and UK Online.

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value 0(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?
WAN Editorial

More projects by this architect

WAN AWARDS: Mixed-Use Award 2014

Shop Talk: Richard Coleman

WAN AWARDS: Product Innovation award 2014

Brick by William Hall

WAN AWARDS Residential winners 2014

More Projects

Latest Jobs in London

Project Coordinator

Senior Architect - Workplace

Architect - Historic Environment

Qualified Architect

Head of Programme: Architecture

All jobs in London


Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site