Lambeth Palace Library

The third item on the agenda today was a trip to see the new Lambeth Palace Library which won’t actually open till sometime next year, but is already impressively nearly finished – such a good idea to allow plenty of time for fitting out and not have to rush the finishing. I had heard Clare Wright of Wright & Wright talk about the project as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Everything about it is carefully considered, although it is hard to assess now from the street, because so much of its character and quality is the way it engages with the Lambeth Palace Garden, again with planting by Dan Pearson. I am not to post any photographs, but hope that I can of the magnificent exterior brickwork, which is already in the public domain:-

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