Gold AwardWinner

Magdalene College Library

Education & Public Sector

Magdalene College Library

Project Info

Magdalene College Library has been described as a ‘tour de force of architectural design and achievement’.

From the architects’ sketches through to the structural engineers’ solutions and the delivery, fabrication, and installation of engineered timber components, the library stands testament to the beauty, versatility, and sustainability of timber, and the rich collaboration of the team behind it.


ArchitectNiall McLaughlin Architects

Structural EngineerSmith & Wallwork

Wood SupplierJames Latham, Piper Joinery Limited, Trojanwood Joinery Limited


Speciesspruce (Switzerland, Austria), oak (Switzerland, Italy, Croatia)

ClientMagdalene College

JoineryNeue Holzbau

Structural FrameEurban Limited

GlulamNeue Holzbau