Gallery: Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future i...

The Canada Water Library located next to the Canada Water Basin in Southwark, London is an impressive new building designed to be the library of the future. Working with a small site on which to build, CZWG Architects came up with an ingenious plan to invert the building and expand floor space as it increases in height to provide the necessary square footage. The inverted shape is not only sculptural - it also has the benefit of shading the interior and creating a sheltered plaza at its base. Inside, the library is arranged to accommodate future growth and new digital media, and it provides lots of mixed-use spaces in which to study, interact and learn. The Canada Water Library also makes use of energy-efficient technologies and it's capped off with a green sedum roof.

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