Idea Store, Chrisp Street, London E14


Idea Store, Chrisp Street, Poplar, London E14
Architect: Adjaye Associates
Photo: Lyndon Douglas

David Adjaye’s Idea Store is the second in a series of seven new libraries commissioned by Tower Hamlets. Rather than make ingratiating gestures to ‘improving’ the existing buildings, the judges felt that through its unbridled newness it carried a strong message of renewal and social potency.

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