University of Edinburgh Main Library and Theatre :: Shared Description

Two A-listed buildings, of a block of five in George Square [The Arts Faculty group, described as ‘one of the key monuments of Scottish Modernism and represents both the aspirations of the nation for its post-war Higher Education system and the ideals of some of Scotland’s premier architects.’].
The 8-storey late-Modernist style rectangular-plan library was built in 1965-7. It is a major work of Sir Basil Spence, Glover and Ferguson, and is one of the key Scottish buildings of the mid-1960s. It was the practice's largest building in Edinburgh at the time and received a RIBA award in 1968 and a Civic Trust Commendation in 1969. It is between the south side of George Square and Buccleuch Place, and just east of the main lecture theatre. LinkExternal link
The lecture theatre is a large roughly cubical block to the east of the library, designed by Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall and Partners and built in 1965-1970. LinkExternal link
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NT2572 : Edinburgh University Main Library and Theatre by M J Richardson
NT2572 : University of Edinburgh Theatre by M J Richardson


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