Library design awards 2019 - winners

Library Design Award 2019 - Winners

Development over 2000 sqm

University of Birmingham Library

The University of Birmingham’s new Main Library is striking. Its' contemporary style with distinctive fins and bold use of gold and grey colour makes it stand out as a hub of activity in what is a newly developed area of open social space. The Library sought to improve the user experience as well as highlight the University’s unique research and special collections. 

Presentation at Library Design Awards


Development under 2000 sqm

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Library

The library is at the heart of and influenced the overall design of an impressive and award-winning new building which has had a highly positive impact on the College’s relationship with the city, ‘breathing life’ into the neighbourhood. Students, researchers and clinicians at all stages of their careers are brought together, helping drive the College’s strategic shift towards “team based, self-directed, life-long and inter-professional learning” and enabling radical curriculum change.

Presentation at Library Design Awards


Information regarding the five other short listed libraries in both categories can be found here.