Canada Water Library

Canada Water Library

Canada Water Library

Scheme: Canada Water Library
Architect: CZWG Architects
Client: The London Borough of Southwark
Contractor: ISG Jackson
© Tim Crocker

The library was built as the civic centerpiece for the regeneration of the area around Canada Water and as a focus for the community. Southwark Council, which is building libraries while other boroughs are closing theirs, saw that by adding a performance space, education and meeting rooms and a café to the Library, it was better serving the needs and aspirations of residents. And it seems to be working.

The perforated, anodised aluminium cladding shimmers in the sunlight and mimics the ripples of the water that it sits beside.


 
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