Selling the idea of learning From Peckham's new library to 'IDEA stores' in Tower Hamlets, design for places of learning is taking a retail cue
Alsop & Stormer's dramatic Peckham Library building, now nearing completion in south London, is one of the most visible manifestations of a new approach to making buildings concerned with learning more accessible. A new public square is integral to the conception of the library, and is bounded on the other side by the Pulse, a new health and fitness centre. The square is designed to be accessible to all, a genuinely popular public place, a meeting place away from the high street, a ...
Subscribe to the AJ from £3 per week
GET INSTANT ACCESS
for less than 46p a day
Join thousands of professionals who already subscribe to the Architects' Journal.
You’ll get instant access to read this article - and 50,000 others like it.
- Trusted industry news & analysis, wherever you need itUnlimited online access and weekly magazine delivery – now also available on iPad/iPhone
- Get ideas, get inside buildings and check precedentsBuildings Library – images, drawings and plans for exemplar projects in British architecture
- Planning & regulation – what you need to know Protect your practice - the AJ keeps you up-to-date with changes to regulations and legislation
For less than the cost of a pint you can have the magazine, iPad edition, full access to TheAJ.co.uk and the amazing AJBuildingsLibrary.co.uk. Subscribe now and experience architecture from a British perspective. The AJ - it's your journal.