Open House Festival 2023
The purpose-built library is a fine example of brutalist architecture. Built by Hugh Lea, Borough Architect for Croydon, in 1968 the main volume shows miesian influence with an abundance of natural light, interrupted by a concrete cuboid.
Saturday 16 September
- 10.30 – 11.30 – Workshop: Exploring Croydon’s Urban Landscape
- SOLD OUT – 14.00 – 14.45 – Talk: Post-war Architecture of Croydon – John Grindrod
Little Manhattan at South Norwood Library
Help design an art installation reflecting Croydon’s famous skyline! A free family craft workshop, run by local artist Becci Kenning (Art inTransit). Explore Croydon’s Urban history and recreate the iconic buildings found within the community. Age 5+, must be accompanied by an adult.
Architects & designers
Original design: Hugh Lea (1966)