South Perth Library

South Perth Library & Community Centre

This redevelopment project for the City of South Perth required the integration of a new 1500m2 public lending library within the existing 1970’s Modernist Style face brick administration centre buildings.

The architectural solution is strikingly different and reflects the nature of modern library services which offer flexible and vibrant interior spaces serviced by the latest technology such as RFID and self-checkout systems. The project included the recycling or adaptive reuse of existing structures to form a flexible use community hall at upper ground level with community centre located at the lower ground level.

Vincent Library

Vincent Library, Local History Centre & Loftus Sports Centre Redevelopment

The redevelopment of the Loftus Centre facility saw the reorganisation of the centre, turning the existing library into a new gym linked to the sports centre. Through the realignment of parking, a large parcel of land freed up sufficient for a new single level 1500m² library and local history centre. The new library acts as a ‘book end’ to the Council administration, sports and community precinct.

 

Wanneroo Library

Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre

This building incorporates a major public library; a museum / interpretative area focussing on the local region; a theatrette; large function room; offices; and a privately leased cafe facility.

The various function elements are clustered around a two-storey high atrium space with the library, function room and conference area on the upper level, while the offices, theatrette, museum and cafe occupy the ground floor. The building was designed to respond to the diverse technological needs of the various areas, and it was also designed to “announce itself” to the City in a very contemporary manner.

 

 

Bunbury Library

Bunbury Library & Smart Building

The building comprises of a 1500m² state of the art library for the City of Bunbury on the upper level with non-government tenancy space of approximately 600m² on the lower level. The building incorporates the latest library equipment, technology and is ready to receive RFID when appropriate. The lower floor incorporates a 90m² data centre to be leased to tenants seeking the highest standard of IT infrastructure available within WA.

This project received a Australian Institute of Architects Design Commendation.