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The New Library, Magdalene College Cambridge

New Library wins 2022 Civic Trust Award

The New Library has been announced as a winner in the 2022 Civic Trust Awards.

The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment.

The longest-standing built environment awards in Europe, their aim is to encourage the best in architecture and environmental design and to recognise projects that offer a positive cultural, social, economic or environmental benefit to their local communities.

The New Library was announced as the Eastern Winner from 160 entries from across the UK and Internationally. The judging panel commented: “The execution of the new library and its relationship with Magdalene College is delightful and appropriate and will be enjoyed by the college for many years to come.”

Fellow and Chairman of Cloverleaf, Professor Tom Spencer (1973) said: “We are so delighted with this Civic Trust Award which confirms what we already know - a brilliant building that works so well for us in so many ways."

The College is delighted to receive this award, and wishes to thank the wider Magdalene community for its amazing support for the New Library. The collective generosity of Members and Friends made this achievement possible.

The New Library at Magdalene College Cambridge