Basic Site Details

Name: National Library
City or county: Islamabad
Country: Pakistan
Grid ref:
Notes: Designs never built. Matthew resigned the commission in 1970 due to difficulty working with the Capital Development Authority (Islamabad).

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Library  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2March 1965 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunSchematic plans prepared
Item 2 of 21970  Matthew resigned the commission in 1970 due to difficulty working with the CDA.


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 5Robert Aidan MatthewArchitectA   
Item 2 of 5John Deacon RichardsArchitectA19651970 
Item 3 of 5Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA19651970 
Item 4 of 5Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19651970 
Item 5 of 5Alexander David GracieArchitectA19691970Gracie supervised the draughtsmen of Zahir-ud-Din Khwaja & Associates, a local architectural practice.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Group of Cultural Buildings for Islamabad Administrative Sector 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp417, p480-2
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970