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Inspiring People to Make Better Places

Inspiring People to Make Better Places

Linda Florence


To mark the opening of Durning Library as part of the Building Exploratory’s public consultation programme for the library, Linda Florence has created an installation on the building’s glazed facades that draws upon the characters that populate the outside of the building and combines these with themes of growth and horticulture- both of which are so important to this area of London. The design celebrates the library’s activities and the rich historic content with references to Doulton pottery and other local historical icons. Illustrated in the windows, modern technologies are juxtaposed with depictions of more classical forms of art, such as a musician playing a flute through an amplifier and the Durning Library dragon sat at a computer.

The project was launched with the presentation of Dow Jones Architect’s latest design iterations for the renovation of Durning Library.


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