Kensington Prep School Library

Completion Date April 2019

Contract Value Undisclosed

Client Kensington Prep School

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 creates 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.