06 - Cathedral Square - City of Perth Library

06 - Cathedral Square - City of Perth Library

Image courtesy of Nicholas Putrasia

The City of Perth Library, designed by Kerry Hill Architects, sits at the heart of Perth's redeveloped Cathedral Square precinct. The Library is a brand new, vibrant, community hub with a distinctive cylindrical form and is a highlight on the OHP 2016 destination list.

The Library is the first major civic building built by the City of Perth for over 40 years, with a distinctive diagonal truncation that allows winter sun to enter the plaza area. Its 3,500 square metres of floor area features a triple-storey reading room, defined collection spaces, AV/multi function meeting rooms, a green wall, a double-height winter garden for the children’s area and a generous terrace with stunning views.

Public libraries are changing the way they operate, reinventing spaces and services to reflect changing demographics, public perceptions and usage. So how did the architects of the City of Perth Library respond to these dynamic challenges to create a new library that has been embraced by the people of Perth? Kerry Hill Architects will present two talks to explain their approach to the project.

OPENING HOURS
Saturday 12th November - 10am-4pm

Sunday 13th November - 12pm-4pm

ADDRESS
573 Hay Street, Perth

TOUR TYPE
Self-guided

TALKS
By booking via:

https://www.trybooking.com/240704

Saturday 12th November - 10.30am
Patrick Kosky
Director - Kerry Hill Architects

Sunday 13th November - 1.30pm
Martin Mulchrone
Senior Architect - Kerry Hill Architects

YEAR BUILT
2016

ARCHITECT
Kerry Hill Architects

WEBSITE
http://www.kerryhillarchitects.com

http://www.perth.wa.gov.au/living-community/city-perth-library

Accessible Wheelchair
Accessible Pram
Photos Allowed
W/C
Good for Kids
Significant Views
Green
Cultural Significant
Delight
Innovation
Public Realm
Environmentally Sustainable Design