The exterior is pre-patinated copper.
"The public library at Peckham, south London, completed late in 1999, is part of a concerted programme of regeneration and community growth for this part of the borough of Southwark and forms one element in a new public square. Alsop's architectural approach responds to, and interacts with, a client brief which seeks to redefine the role of the library in the local community. After the practice's appointment (through a process of competitive interview), Alsop launched an intense dialogue with the community to discover what sort of building Peckham's inhabitants wanted. Different groups who would eventually use the building; schools, disabled forums, inhabitants of Peckham, were consulted at design workshops. The result would become a striking example of new community architecture."
Keywords: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, views, windows. Submitted by Robert Livesey.