Campbelltown Public Library 

This transformation of a 1980s building reflects the shifting role of community libraries as hybrid environments for learning and connecting. The original facility was doubled in size, with different-use areas, designed around youth. A toy library and ‘magic’ tree projecting ‘dreamscapes’ of music and imagery are for the every young. Elsewhere is a quiet study area and a media lounge. Works were staged to keep the library operational during construction. When unveiled in September 2010, library visitor rates rose by up to 2,000 extra people per week.

  • CLIENT

    Campbelltown City Council

  • LOCATION

    Campbelltown, South Australia

  • YEAR

    2010

  • SCALE

    2,400 m²

  • VALUE

    $8 million

  • PROJECT LEADERSHIP
    Richard Stafford