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Supreme Winner and Public Building Award: Lambeth Palace Library, London

Architect: Wright & Wright Architects

Brick manufacturer: Ibstock Brick

Brickwork contractor: Grangewood Brickwork Services

“Lambeth Palace Library is excellent, courageous and rigorous in its use of brick as a primary cladding material. The choice and detail of the brickwork is integral to the overall success of the scheme in terms of its relationship and dialogue with Lambeth Palace. The careful mixing and batching of three subtly different shades of red brick, combined with the restrained use of textured panels and careful proportions of the openings all soften the unapologetically massive volume and give the whole an understated elegance.”

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An award-winning archive and public library for one of the world’s most important collections has a distinct civic presence and model for sustainable design.

Sunlit interior of the foyer of Lambeth Palace Library. Brick walls and glass windows with views of the garden beyond.