Community Library, Huntingdon
BIM (Building Information Modelling)
The Huntingdon Library and Archive is part of The Walks, a comprehensive redevelopment project that encompasses a portion of the central Huntingdon Conservation Area. The building's brief calls for it to be a forward-thinking and exciting statement about the town's future, in addition to enhancing its cultural and educational offerings.
The library service aspires to open itself up to the people of Huntingdon and to be as open and inclusive as possible, this is the major driver for the architecture of the facility. The front elevation exposes the entire expanse of the open plan interior to street observers, primarily consisting of glass walls.
Within, the space is simple and lofty with tall floor to floor heights and an impressive staircase climbing to the first floor. The design of the library includes a feature tower acting as a gateway to the town centre. The building comprises a library, café and IT learning suite. At first floor level the library contains fully BS5454 compliant facilities to house the historic Huntingdonshire Archive.