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.
Campbelltown City Council
Campbelltown, South Australia
PROJECT LEADERSHIPRichard Stafford