2018 Canterbury Architecture Awards Winner
Redcliffs Village Library
The simple gable form of this library and translucent panels that glow at night create a street frontage that is friendly in scale and welcoming. The design allows natural light into the interior of the library from both gable ends, while the solid side walls are lined with books. This design gesture makes sense of the library requirements and creates interesting light qualities in the interior. Facing the street are large glazed doors that can be opened to a terraced deck promoting community engagement. The library is an excellent example of how a new building, even when modest in size, can enhance and celebrate the local environment at both a social and physical level.