Magdalene College Library

The only photograph I was able to take on a lightning visit to Cambridge today was a distant view of the new Magdalene College Library, which looks like a very sympathetic and ingenious addition to the architecture of the college by Niall McLaughlin. People often feel that any form of historical treatment should be taboo in a modern building, but this doesn’t look nostalgically revivalist, just intelligently cognisant of its surroundings, fitting in harmoniously, which is quite a great achievement:-

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