London Central Library

The reading garden is a semi-public open space designed to provide a controlled-access outdoor extension for library users. Two architecturally articulated street edges between existing buildings define and announce the infill garden and give way to an intricate matrix of internal programmed spaces with strong contrasting spatial qualities and experiences. The varying interior spaces include flexible open and enclosed areas for formal events and passive activities, lush gardens, walkways, a secured children’s garden and water features..


  • Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Award, Regional Mert
  • City of London Urban Design Award of Excellence


  • Vafiades Landscape Architect Inc.
  • Parterre Landscape Design Associates
  • Arthur Lierman Landscape Architecture