Library and Heritage Centre will be a landmark

The dome-shaped Library and Heritage Centre for Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, may change for ever the traditional concept of a library.

Geelong
Image: ARM Architecture

Construction has begun on the $45.5 million building, designed by ARM Architecture, will be a nine-storey facility providing access to information through print collections and the latest multi-media platforms. 

The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre will stretch over more than 6,000 square metres and will include a children’s exploration and discovery zone, a heritage centre repository and reading room, a youth area and individual and group study spaces. There will also be a coffee shop, an exhibition space, a major event room, and community spaces for meetings and learning programs.
Library visits are expected to quadruple to reach a million per annum, with the stunning library design creating a major visitor attraction.

The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre will stretch over more than 6,000 square metres and will include a children’s exploration and discovery zone, a heritage centre repository and reading room, a youth area and individual and group study spaces. There will also be a coffee shop, an exhibition space, a major event room, and community spaces for meetings and learning programmes.

Library visits are expected to quadruple to reach a million per annum, with the stunning library design creating a major visitor attraction.

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