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Peckham Library, UK

Meeting the client's brief for 'a thoroughly modern building' the Peckham Library and Media Centre is an uncompromising design which makes extensive and unusual use of copper.

Three elevations are clad in pre-patinated copper sheet on a composite panel substrate with concealed joints and fixings, broken up with coloured glass windows set in copper reveals. The overriding visual impression is of completely flat planes structured with a consistent grid of horizontal joints.

The judges in the Copper in Architecture Awards 8 were particularly impressed with the handling of angled vertical joint lines running effortlessly through both copper cladding and windows. This single-minded design approach successfully translated with modern applications of copper justifies a Highly Commended Architectural Design Award.

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Building

Owner: 
London Borough of Southwark
Completion date: 
2002
Zip code: 
SE15 5JR
City: 
London
Street: 
122 Peckham Hill Street

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Type of building: 
Cultural
Copper used: 
Pre-patinated
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
Alsop & Stormer Architects
Address & description: 
Park Studio, Bishops Wharf, 39-49 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4PN 

Copper contractors

Title: 
Cleveco

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Nick Hay

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