Weston Library named AJ100 Building of the Year

Weston Library was awarded the AJ100 Building of the Year last night at the at the annual AJ100 dinner. The coveted prize recognises the finest building completed by an AJ100-listed practice in 2015.

Opened last year, the project has created high-quality storage for the Bodleian Libraries’ valuable special collections; developed the Libraries’ space for the support of advanced research; and has expanded public access to its great treasures via the new exhibition galleries.

Judges praised the building, commenting: “This building has received an immense amount of thought and care from WilkinsonEyre. It captures the qualities of warmth and intimacy, and also of scale and grandeur, creating an amazing level of public engagement.”