Grade two listed library building wins the Dezeen civic project of the year 2023 award.

Lea Bridge Library

Lea Bridge Library nominated for the Dezeen civic project 2023 Award

Lea Bridge Library scooped its final award of the year, the ultimate recognition for its exemplary architectural inclusive design. 

Lea Bridge is one of IQ’s most prestigious projects with a wide variety of glazing featured in the Grade II listed building. Our ultra slim sliding doors with flush frame finishes and 21mm sightlines have elevated the timber focused knowledge hub. Curved and straight structural glazing completed the building and created an airtight, thermally efficient space.

Lea Library wins RIBA London award 2023 for its sustainable and sophisticated design with bespoke glazing package comprising of curved glass.

Lea Bridge won Dezeen Civic Project of the year for 2023.

Dezeen said: This project is an extension to the Grade-II listed Lea Bridge Library in East London, adding a cafe and adaptable community space with an improved connection to the library’s gardens.

The aim of the Lea Bridge Library extension was to deliver a revived civic heart for the Borough of Waltham Forest.

The project addresses the changing role of a library in modern civic infrastructure, conceiving a new wing that offers a place to work, learn, socialise, and gather.

Judges comments: "A socially inclusive design, the new building creates a series of rooms that are sensitive, warm and inviting. Despite a modest budget, the building sustainably creates meaningful and important facilities, which are a gift to the community of this place."

Check out more exemplary projects which have been shortlisted, and winners of architectural awards during 2023. 

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