• Birmingham Library
  • Birmingham Library
  • Birmingham Library
  • Birmingham Library
  • Auditorium seating (image credit: Charcoalblue)
  • Night-time exterior (image credit: Charcoalblue)
  • Exterior (image credit: Charcoalblue)
  • Technical grid (image credit: Charcoalblue)

..where the written and spoken words meet 

Library of Birmingham

 

Project summary

 

In October 2007 proposals were unveiled to deliver the Library of Birmingham on a shared site with the international Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) in the heart of Birmingham. This groundbreaking project was developed on land adjoining The REP, with the library and theatre joining together and sharing a number of facilities to create a unique centre for knowledge, learning and culture.

 

Charcoalblue developed a scheme for a 300 seat studio theatre within the new Library building. The scheme was developed by Mecanoo Architects, working with Theatreadvies as their theatre consultant. Carillion won the ‘design & build’ contract and requested Charcoalblue assist them in completing the studio portion of the overall building