The seamless collaboration between timber and glazing creates a welcoming community environment.
Lea Bridge Library is a project that consistently scoops awards and accolades for its unique architectural flair and value to its London community.
The project was shortlisted for the AJ Architecture awards 2023 for the “Civic Project of The Year” and was shortly confirmed to be the winner of the category.
With its heavy focus on blending in with its natural surroundings and providing a great use to its local community, there is no surprise that this is one of IQ’s and Studio Weave’s most successful projects to date. The floor to ceiling structural glazing by IQ provides uninterrupted views of the outdoor park space adjacent to the library while also illuminating the interior wooden space.
Due to the naturally heavy weight of wood, some steel supports had to be implemented to ensure that the space was structurally safe. While in many cases this would stand out from the glazing and timber, the steel used here was finished in a light brown rust colour to better match the timber and blend in seamlessly with the building.
Well done and congratulations to all parties involved, and thank you to Studio Weave and the IQ team for pushing this project to its architectural limits.
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