Images

Images

Braintree Library 05

The sweeping helical staircase

Braintree Library 04

An interior view, showing some of the artwork

Braintree Library 01

Exterior of Braintree Library

Description

Description

Built next to a Listed Building, that included a listed screen wall, behind which the library has been built. The form of the building is a three story rotunda, in keeping with the listed building next to it, with a domed roof incorporating out shoots at ground level with ancillary accommodation including workrooms, childrens library and plant.The Children's library has been a particular success, designed by Animania - a company specialising in the design, construction and installation of unique environments for children.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

District/area library

Size

1300 m2

Floors

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Architect

Internal

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Exhibition/display areas, Retail outlets

External features

Art works, Nature of site, Building shape

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Parking, Signage / guiding

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

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Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

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Seats/study places

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Stock

69,976