Cambridge Law Library Building, Photo, Norman Foster Architect, England, UK
Cambridge Law Library : Sidgwick Campus Architecture
Cambridge University Building on West Road – design by Foster + Partners, architects
Law Library Cambridge
Address: Sidgwick Campus, 10 West Road
Architects: Foster & Partners
Building title: Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Containing the Squire Law Library.
Cambridge Law Library
Building on The Backs for Cambridge University
Apparently nicknamed by some Cambridge students as the ‘Bread Bin’ this rather stark Foster building contains the ‘relocated’ Squire Law library with generous atrium, five auditoria and offices. Some users of the building initially complained about acoustics and many find the south facade (for one) overbearing and alienating. The Norman Foster library squares up to (with its point) the James Stirling library to the west: these are two buildings that are quite egotistical; one gets the feeling this building could have been anywhere.
Cambridge Law Library architects : Foster & Partners, architects, based in London
Context to the Law Library
Cambridge Law Library context : Faculty of History
Ref. https://www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/faculty-of-law-university-of-cambridge/ – building photos
The Squire Law Library, which occupies the majority of the first, second and third floors of the building, is a dependent library of Cambridge University Library. It contains one of the three largest legal collections in the UK with more than 180,000 volumes. The collection is very strong across UK law, the law of other major common law countries (the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand), and the law of the European Union, France and Germany. There are, additionally, smaller collections for the law of many other countries. The library provides its users with access to many major legal databases.
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