Peckham Library by Will Alsop

Alsop Architects launched an intense dialogue with the community to discover what sort of building Peckham’s inhabitants wanted.

The result was a striking example of the new community architecture. The Peckham model proposes that the 21st century library should reach out to the community, encourage access to knowledge and embrace the diversity of the local population

For an elderly bookworm like myself, the Peckham library is a bit challenging. Its top-heaviness seems to court catastrophe. I like my libraries stable, durable, serene. I am looking for adventure in the books, rather than in the building.

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