Top 100 Largest Libraries In The World - P4. Peckham Library, London, U.K.


( The library is one element of the new public community facilities on the new Peckham Square. The five-storey building comprises a branch library space on the upper two floors, a 'One Stop Shop' Southwark Council advice unit on the ground floor, separately accessible from the Square, and the council's Education and Training Advice Centre for Adults on the first floor.

Peckham Library is a library and community building situated in Peckham in south-east London. It was designed by Alsop and Störmer and won the Stirling Prize for Architecture in 2000.

It is a striking building best imagined as an inverted capital letter 'L', with the upper part supported by thin steel pillars set at apparently random angles. The exterior is clad with pre-patinated copper.

The library opened to the public on March 8, 2000, with an official opening by Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Chris Smith, on May 15, 2000.

The building attracted 500,000 visitors in its first year of opening in the wake of its receipt of the prize. This has dropped to approximately 420,000 for 2006.


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