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Canada Water Library

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CZWG Architects
location London
function library
contributed by Burutapen

The CZWG building provides a very contextual response to a well known typology. The first thing one notices is the brave building line, projecting over the edge of one the last surviving memories of the busy commercial docks which played such a vital role in linking Britain, with the world from, as early as, the seventeenth century. Then the circulation takes you, quite literally, upwards in the most Platonic way, from the darkness of the underground to the light of a relaxed interior where traditional and contemporary sources of knowledge cohabit happily. Finally, at the height of your journey, the large windows and balconies allow you to look back and appreciate the Canada Water backdrop.

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Canada Water Library
Surrey Quays Road 21
United Kingdom
Project is public!
Opening hours Ground Floor lobby: Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 12noon to 4pm. Library: Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 12noon to 4pm
How to get there? Canda Water Station (Jubilee Line) Station is right beneath the building.
Completion 11- 2011
Cost € 16900000,-
ArchitectCZWG Architects
structural engineerAdams Kara Taylor
landscape designerEdco Design
services engineerHoare Lea
acoustics consultantSandy Brown Associates
sustainability consultantWaterman Group
Client London Borough of Southwalk
Project ID 9214
Latitude/Longitude 51°29'52N 00°02'57W
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