City of Perth Library, Western Australia, Australia

 

City of Perth Library– view of green wall and void. Image Kerry Hill Architects
City of Perth Library– view of green wall and void. Image Kerry Hill Architects

Name of the Library : City of Perth Library
Parent Organisation: City of Perth

Street Address: 573 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Postal Address: GPO BOX C120, PERTH WA 6839
Telephone :+61 8 94613577
Web Address: http://www.perth.wa.gov.au/living-community/perth-city-library
Library Email : perth.library@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Type of Library : Central Main Library
Population served:19,043
Project Type : New Building
Size (square metres): 3500
Date of Completion: May 2015
Architect: Kerry Hill Architects

City of Perth Library– view of green wall and void. ImageKerry Hill Architects
City of Perth Library– view of green wall and void. Image Kerry Hill Architects

Description
The new City of Perth Library.
The round seven level building, designed by Kerry Hill Architects, includes a perimeter stair winding around the outside of the building, a large video wall, café, outdoor terrace and gaming area, outdoor story space for children, views of a green wall and outdoor reflection pond. On level one an elegant and reserved reading room forms the centre point of the building. From this vantage point visitors will be able to view the artwork on the ceiling three stories above. The Andrew Nichol’s drawing combines the story of The Tempest with colonial and natural themes that feature West Australian flora and fauna.

City of Perth Library view of green wall and void Kerry Hill Architects

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