Date posted: July 31, 2018
The latest phase of work for Kensington Prep School started on site this month. After the success of the explore floor and exemplar classrooms, ArchitecturePLB were appointed to redevelop the school’s library. The project has prompted interesting discussions about the purpose of a library in the digital age. Often these spaces are used as an extension of IT space, however the school wanted to create a mature, calming, IT free environment to engage with books.
ArchitecturePLB’s design transforms the existing double height space to create a striking high-quality library space reminiscent of a traditional galleried reading room suitable for 21st century learning. A feature stair leads up to a new mezzanine level which will create more space for book storage as well as cosy reading spaces.
Finishes have been chosen to create a traditional library feel and reflect the existing timber plank ceiling. The project is currently under construction and is due for completion in the autumn.