Sunday, 14 December 2008

living+library - precedent visit - seven stories, newcastle

Seven Stories - The Centre For Childrens Books - Newcastle
Seven Stories is the only exhibition space in the UK dedicated to the celebration of British children's literature
When it was completed it became recognised as a new national home for children’s literature, it brings together original manuscripts and artwork from some of the nation’s best loved children’s books, to involve children, young people and their families, carers and educators in a unique exploration of creativity, literature and art.
The project involved the redevelopment of a redundant mill - a Grade II Listed building,including creating a new extension forming a main entrance, lift and stair tower, galleries exhibition spaces and restaurant.
The project received the Lord Mayor's Design Award for Regeneration and Accessibility, a Commendation in Landmark Awards, RICS Renaissance Award for Project of the Year 2006, together with a Civic Trust Award 2006.
The project also involved using imaginative community consultation to ensure the scheme is enjoyed by visitors and residents and has been given that extra sense of place through a modern intervention, maximising views and introducing public art.

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