Images

Images

Folkestone Library 05

The 'starry sky' of the Children's Library

Folkestone Library 04

Folkestone museum, in the same building

Folkestone Library 03

Cafe - furniture by Shin and Tomoko Azumi

Description

Description

Grade II listed building on a difficult site. Has undergone a stunning refurbishment which opens up a previously 'blind' building.

Artwork from Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili and Vafe furniture designed by Shin and Tomoko Azumi.

Building includes:

- Space-themed children's library.

- Museum and local studies area.

- Art gallery

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Medium sized town library

Size

9800 m2

Floors

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Architect

Adjaye Associates

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Exhibition/display areas, Hosting of other agencies, Retail outlets, Services to particular groups, Specialist subject collections

External features

Art works, Nature of site, Shared building, Materials

Internal features

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Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access within building, Assistive technology

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

Point Eight, Finnmade Ltd., Remploy Library Solutions, Strange Cargo

Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

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Seats/study places

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Stock

56,000