Craigmillar Public Library, UK

Public libraries / Completed 2012

Make room for the future

At 4,510 square metres and ranging over three storeys, East Edingburgh’s new centre for information and social interaction, the Craigmillar Public Library, is set out to be a hub for its community. It has played a main part in the regeneration of the whole district and shows just how important libraries still are.


The colourful youth zone, which takes up 2/3 of the entire area, is symbolic of the importance the library puts on its future adult citizens.