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|Location:||London, United Kingdom|
|Client:||University of East London|
This new library building dramatically improves the University's library services, reinvigorating its Stratford Campus. A wide range of learning environments includes a large cafe and social space at ground floor level as well as library space on the upper levels sufficient to accommodate 150,000 books for use by the schools of education, health, sport & bioscience, law and psychology.
The building has been conceived as a flexible and stimulating place to study. A central lightwell is glazed at ground level providing acoustic isolation from the ground floor hub for learning areas. The upper floors look out into both the planted lightwell and over an external landscaped courtyard that provides valuable green space for the surrounding campus.
The building received a BREEAM Excellent rating, with roof mounted solar PV panels fulfilling the London Plan's renewables target of a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions.