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REGIONAL PRIZE
REGIONAL PRIZE |
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
| ARM Architecture
The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre has made a
significant and unique contribution to the Geelong
community. This instantly recognisable building has
been the catalyst for a rejuvenated civic precinct much
to the benefit of the public.
The project reminds us that libraries can be powerful
indicators of community values and aspirations. ARM
Architecture have designed a vibrant and energised
vertical village where the community can meet,
collaborate, engage, learn and celebrate. The colourful
interiors are visually and functionally exemplar,
delivering long lasting public and cultural benefit.
It is evident that the human experience has been central
to the design thinking - from the simple delight of
reading a book in the sunlight behind the crystalline
facade, to children climbing playfully over purpose
designed furniture in the Reading Nest and celebratory
events under the dome itself. The architects have
demonstrated rigour and commitment to their idea of
the library as a ‘tuned instrument ready for many points
of occupation’.
Practice Team:
Ian McDougall (Project Director), Andrew
Lilleyman (Design Director), Peter Bickle, Wayne
Sanderson (Project Architects), Andrea Wilson (Interior
Architect), Jonothan Cowle (Design Architect), Will
Pritchard, Justin Fagnani, Matthew Pieterse, Michael
McManus, Tony Antoniou (Architects), David Hislop
(Graduate of Architecture), Natalie Iannello (Interior
Designer), Laura Osborne (Graduate of Architecture)
Consultant/Construction Team:
Irwinconsult (Structural
Consultant), Umow Lai (Services & ESD Consultant),
Slattery (Cost Consultant), McKenzie Group (Building
Surveyor), Vipac (Acoustic Consultant), Vivid
(Wayfinding), Electrolight (Lighting Consultant),
TCL (Landscape Consultant), Chris Maragos (Traffic
Consultant)
Builder:
Kane Constructions
Photographer:
John Gollings
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GEELONG LIBRARY AND HERITAGE CENTRE:
FLOOR PLAN LEVEL 5
1:200 @ A3
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Level 5 Floor Plan