WALSALL LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Walsall Library & Museum (West Midlands) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
Walsall Library & Museum
Replacing the Existing Staircase Lobby Between the Two Storey, Classical Library Building and the Three Storey 1960’s Museum Building.
The brief was to create a new main entrance, easily identifiable within the street.  It also had to be fully accessible providing both a lift and a stair to all five floor levels.
 
The brief was met by inserting a three storey planar glazed lobby between the two existing buildings, pulled out beyond the building line.
 
In addition to providing a clearly signalled entrance for the library and museum, the new atrium creates a splash of light at night enlivening the existing urban space and attracting evening users of the library.
 
The project received a Civic Trust Award in 2004
CLIENT:
Walsall Council
 
LOCATION:
Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TR
 
CONSTRUCTION VALUE:
Confidential
 
AWARDS:
Civic Trust Award 2004
 
  1. Walsall Library & Museum (West Midlands) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  2. Walsall Library & Museum (West Midlands) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  3. Walsall Library & Museum (West Midlands) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  4. Walsall Library & Museum (West Midlands) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  5. Walsall Library & Museum (West Midlands) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  6. Walsall Library & Museum (West Midlands) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.