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Lambeth Palace Library Building, South London



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Lambeth Palace Library, London
23 + 11 November 2021
Design: Wright & Wright Architects
Location: Lambeth, South London, England, UK
Photos: Hufton+Crow
Lambeth Palace Library Building Design
The annex to Lambeth Palace Library was crowned best public building and supreme winner at this year’s Brick Awards.

Designed by Wright & Wright Architects, this contemporary building is home to the Church of England’s library and national archive which includes historic documents including the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, signed by Elizabeth I.

The winning design features a nine-storey central tower, crowned by a viewing platform and flanked by four- and five-storey wings all of which are clad in handmade Ibstock bricks.
The annex to Lambeth Palace Library is one of 17 winners in this year’s Brick Awards, which recognise and celebrate the best use of brick in the built environment. The judges for this years? awards described Wright & Wright’s design as:
“Excellent, courageous and rigorous in its use of brick as a primary cladding material for this important building. The choice and detail of the brickwork is integral to the success of the building, in terms of its relationship and dialogue with Lambeth Palace. The careful mixing and batching of three subtly different shades of red brick, combined with the restrained use of textur...
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