On Monday 29 February, members of Doric's ELT and project teams attended the official opening of the City of Perth Library. The event provided an opportunity for dignitaries including Governor Kerry Sanderson and Premier Colin Barnett MLA, in addition to City of Perth Councillors, and guests to take a sneak peek at the new 3500 square metre circular structure. It is the first civic building to be constructed since the Perth Concert Hall was built in the 1970’s.
Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has dubbed it the City’s “lounge room” as technology and architecture change the way our civic buildings are used. Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, the library was specifically designed to incorporate plenty of technology as books become surpassed by the digital age. Tech facilities include a digital media wall, video conferencing rooms, AV multi-function rooms, free WI-FI, computers and a gaming centre on the Young Adult level.
The City of Perth Library opened to the public from 8am on Tuesday with a queue of people eager to enjoy and explore this stunning building. Congratulations on a job very well done to our extremely talented and hardworking project team!