The Laidlaw Library wins prestigious award for architectural excellence

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has recognised the Laidlaw, alongside other pieces of architecture in Yorkshire.

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The Laidlaw is one of six Yorkshire buildings to receive the prestigious award. The judges’ citation of the Library, designed by ADP Architects, described it as "an elegant and precise structure” and concludes that it is ”a controlled and hugely accomplished piece of architecture”.

The Library supports student learning and experience by providing information in all formats and responding to technological advancements.

With its striking and elegant exterior, the new library has become a popular destination for University students. Chancellor Melvyn Bragg has described the library as “... a most beautiful contemporary building. Glass, portland stone, columns, space, echoes of Athens and the stamp of the 21st century."


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