March Library

March Library

The architect Bernard Stilwell’s new library building in March, Cambridgeshire, has a deceptive simplicity achieved as the result of some complex thinking.

The architect Bernard Stilwell’s new library building in March, Cambridgeshire, has a deceptive simplicity achieved as the result of some complex thinking. Using a dramatic timber glulam structure, he has combined a number of potentially confl icting elements in a single building, giving the town a new urban space and, through careful environmental thinking, found the money for quality within a tight budget.

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