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Libraries, museums and galleries case studies

  • British Library Centre for Conservation, London

    The Design Quality Indicator (DQI) was used to define stakeholder priorities and aspirations and to measure benchmarks of quality through the design development of the British Library Centre for Conservation.

  • Wysing Arts CentreWysing arts centre, Bourn, Cambridgeshire

    The Wysing Arts Centre in rural Cambridgeshire provides local and international artists with studio and exhibition space that supports the creative process. Designed by Hawkins\Brown.

  • Spike IslandSpike Island, Bristol

    Housed in a former factory on Bristol’s harbourside, Spike Island Artspace promotes collaboration between contemporary visual artists, art students and creative businesses. Designed by Caruso St John.

  • Seven storiesSeven stories, Newcastle upon Tyne

    The imaginative Seven Stories building combines old and new to create a dynamic centre for the celebration of children's literature. Designed by GWK Architects.

  • The Devon Guild of CraftsmenThe Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon

    An extension and internal remodelling of the 19th-century Riverside Mill has transformed the building into a contemporary multipurpose space, featuring a gallery, café and shop. Designed by Softroom.

  • The Ruskin LibraryThe Ruskin Library, Lancaster

    Built to house an important art collection, the Ruskin Library takes the form of a building within a building. Designed by MacCormac Jamieson Prichard.

  • Gallery OldhamGallery Oldham, Oldham

    Oldham Gallery's steel frame and glazed elevations recall the mills and sheds of the town's industrial past. Designed by Pringle Richards Sharratt.

  • Peckham LibraryPeckham Library, London

    Distinctive copper cladding and brightly coloured glass panels have given Peckham Library a strong presence in the town centre. Designed by Alsop Architects.

  • The ForumThe Forum, Norwich

    The Forum brings together a number of Norwich's libraries and cultural institutions together under one roof. Designed by Michael Hopkins Architects.

  • The LowryThe Lowry, Salford

    Located on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, The Lowry is a landmark building that makes art and theatre accessible to all. Designed by Michael Wilford & Partners.