City of Perth Library and Public Plaza

City of Perth Library and Public Plaza

Project Profile

The new City of Perth Library incorporates a graceful circular design and state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the Perth CBD.

  • Client City of Perth
  • Location Perth CBD, Western Australia
  • Start Date June 2013
  • End Date December 2015

Overview

The new City of Perth Library incorporates a graceful circular design and state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the Perth CBD. The new library building includes a multipurpose room, elevated terrace, library meeting rooms, exhibition space, provision for a café tenancy and amenities, and incorporates sustainable design features.

The building comprises seven levels including the ground level and an upper level and mezzanine for plant. It is a reinforced concrete structure with a glazed facade articulated with vertical members that are clad in stone.

In 2016, the City of Perth Library and public plaza won the prestigious George Temple Poole Award, awarded to the most highly regarded building of the year, at the Australian Institute of Architects WA Architecture Awards. It also won the Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture and the National Entertainment and Recreation Facility award at the Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction awards ceremony.
 

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