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Oldham Library & Lifelong Learning Center, Oldham, United Kingdom

Friday 23 Jun 2006

Gallery + Library = Lifelong learning

Oldham Library & Lifelong Learning Center by WAN Editorial in Oldham, United Kingdom
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Second phase completed in Oldham Cultural Quarter 

London-based architectural practice, Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects have completed a library and lifelong center in Oldham. This is the second phase of the new Cultural Quarter, and is situated adjacent to the first phase - Gallery Oldham. The double height entrance foyer of the Gallery links the new building to it, and serves as an access hub for all facilities at the very heart of the Quarter. The new building features an oval-shaped performance space clad in copper and a "blade of light", a north-light that reflects the sky and extends along the length of it. The scheme utilised the same materials such as terracotta panels and exposed concrete, and green technology to minimise running costs as Gallery Oldham, which gives us the impression as an articulated single building.

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Status Complete
Value 17.4(m€)
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