TQ2684 : Swiss Cottage Library, Avenue Road

taken 7 years ago, near to Hampstead, Camden, Great Britain

Swiss Cottage Library, Avenue Road
Swiss Cottage Library, Avenue Road
An eyecatcher by the esteemed Basil Spence, Bonnington & Collins, 1963-64. Built with the adjoining swimming baths, both of which "delight in their use of concrete, and are distinguished externally by powerful geometric contrasts" (Pevsner). The library is a very long rectangle with semi-circular ends, the facade broken up Portland stone fins. Grade II listed.
It was conceived as a larger civic complex, the rest of which was aborted as the borough of Hampstead was abolished in 1965.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2676 8419 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.5429N 0:10.4102W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2671 8421
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture  Listed Building 

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