PROJECT / LIBRARY AT THE DOCK

PRESENTER / DAVID TWEEDIE - HAYBALL PROJECT DIRECTOR

Delivered through a partnership between the City of Melbourne, Lend Lease and Places Victoria, the Library at the Dock is a key architectural addition to Melbourne's Docklands and Australia's first 6-Star Green Star public building.

Enriching the Docklands precinct through access to activity, communication, collaboration, history and the creative arts, it was designed by Clare Design (design architect) + Hayball (architect of record).

Conceived for the 21st century, the library creates a place for a broad range of activities. As well as a traditional library collection and quiet study areas, the library offers an interactive learning environment and a state-of-the-art digital collection, recording studio, multi-purpose community spaces and a 120 seat performance venue. There are also a dedicated children's area, gallery space and a café.

Setting new environmental benchmarks, the building is constructed primarily from cross laminated timber (CLT) and reclaimed hardwood. The building's passive design optimises natural ventilation, daylight and fresh indoor air quality. Water is collected from the roof for re-use and a third of the building's operational power is supplied by 85kW rooftop solar panels.

Hear from David about its innovative structure, the attributes and applications of CLT and the important contribution that the library makes to urbanism.

VENUE / Library At The Dock
ADDRESS / 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade. Docklands
DATE / Tuesday 29th September, 2015
TIME / 6pm - 8pm
RSVP / Monday 21st September, 2015

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