COMMUNITY DUDLEY DENNY CITY LIBRARY

DUDLEY DENNY CITY LIBRARY

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STEA Astute Architecture Community Design Dudley Denny City Library

STEA Astute Architecture Community Design Dudley Denny City Library

STEA Astute Architecture Community Design Dudley Denny City Library

STEA Astute Architecture Community Design Dudley Denny City Library

This project included the refurbishment of an CBD building, donated to Mackay Regional Council, to accommodate a new, state of the art city library.

The flexibility of the internal layout is maximised through a large open space surrounded by quiet areas, study rooms, booth seating, a young adults area, a children’s space and a special heritage display. The main feature of the design is the overwhelming, floor to ceiling, glass light-well in the centre of the plan that opens the library and below arcade to the above skylight.

A two storey green wall, skylights, low speed high volume fans, 100% outside air cycling, CO² monitoring, glazing and forest planting to the north and glazing to the south create a calm and environmentally sustainable oasis in the hustle and bustle of the CBD, enticing passers-by on the main street to enter.

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