Library of Birmingham voted 'Building of the year'

The Library of Birmingham has been voted 'Building of the year' by readers of the Architects' Journal.

Library: 'Delighted by Architects' Journal accolade'

After being voted building of the year by readers of the Architects' Journal, the director of the Library of Birmingham said:

We are absolutely delighted with this accolade from the readers of the prestigious Architects' Journal.

This is further recognition of the success that the Library of Birmingham enjoyed since its opening in September, with over 1m visitors and worldwide acclaim."

– Brian Gambles, Director of the Library of Birmingham

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Library of Birmingham voted building of the year

The public gathering outside the new Library of Birmingham on its opening day, Centenery Square on 3rd September 2013 - Birmingham Credit: PA

The Library of Birmingham has been voted building of the year by readers of the Architects' Journal.

The £188 million library opened in September and recently welcomed its one millionth visitor.

The 10-storey building was designed by Dutch architecture practice Mecanoo.

Read: Library of Birmingham welcomes one millionth visitor

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