woollahra library

Architect: BVN
Photographer: Jacqui Turk
Project Completed: 2016

The essence of the design has been the concept of "a garden within a Library" which respects the relationship of the former St Brigid’s Library and Blackburn Gardens, and the Library as a community hub with a variety of spaces for undertaking different activities and services.

With three floors, it’s five times larger than the previous site. The new library exists as a series of organic-shaped voids, creating a connected and open space. Its purpose as a cultural meeting point is reflected in everything from the library’s centrepiece staircase, the forum, to the plush green curved seating.