City of Perth Library & Public Plaza
City of Perth
Perth CBD, WA
The 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 library 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.
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 2016 WA Architecture Awards. In addition the project won the Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture and a Commendation in the Interior Architecture Category.
Furthermore, we won the Master Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction National Entertainment and Recreation Facility Category award in 2016 and Best Project finalist, Best Public Use Building and Best Building Fit-Out at the 2016 Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards.