Idea Store, Whitechapel, London E1

Idea Store

Idea Store, Whitechapel, London E1
Architect: Adjaye/Associates
Photo: Lyndon Douglas

In old money this is a library but its being dubbed an idea store is more than an exercise in re-branding, it is an accurate representation of the building’s mixed activities.
Most new libraries in this country are being procured through PFI - the Idea Store shows that setting adventurous architects to work in a traditional manner is still the best way to make good buildings. 


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