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Clapham Library, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 08 Jul 2010
 

A new chapter

 
Clapham Library by Studio Egret West in London, United Kingdom
 
 
Clapham Library by Studio Egret West in London, United Kingdom Clapham Library by Studio Egret West in London, United Kingdom Clapham Library by Studio Egret West in London, United Kingdom Clapham Library by Studio Egret West in London, United Kingdom
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Studio Egret West designs new library and civic hub for South London 

The Library Building is a major council led exemplar scheme for the London Borough of Lambeth who are working in partnership with Cathedral (Clapham) Ltd. to deliver a new public library (Clapham Library), a new health centre (The Clapham Family Practice), a new PCT Resource Centre and 136 homes for the community.

The design resolves the mix of community uses with the provision of a high density development; it resolves a mix of adjacent building scales with the opportunity for a high density development. It is scheme that resolves many issues that confront contemporary mixed use schemes in London, finding a solution in a design of the highest quality. The design meets an 'Excellent' rating (18.5 out of 20) in the Building For Life assessment. The scheme provides apartments with a CFSH Level 4 along with a library and health centre with BREEAM ratings of Very Good.

The library forms a major new community use on the high street, it is based around a simple spiral form, providing a seamless curve of learning. The spiral is used to link a variety of uses in the building with the books themselves providing a continuous linear coil around which other spaces are configured.

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Status Under construction
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Studio Egret West

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