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Peckham Library

Peckham Library is a library and community building situated in Peckham in south-east London. It was designed by architect Will Alsop and won the Stirling Prize for Architecture in 2000.

It is a striking building best imagined as an inverted capital letter 'L', with the upper part supported by thin pillars set at apparently random angles. Various 'pods' house meeting rooms, children's areas and the library's Afro-Caribbean section.