City of Perth Library + Plaza

Perth, Australia
City of Perth
Competition 2011

Denton Corker Marshall was shortlisted to take part in a limited competition for a public library and plaza for the City of Perth.

The proposed design was a vibrant new square and library for the most significant heritage precinct in the city.  The library defines the new open and inviting civic space – Library Square.  The Square reveals the Cathedral and provides a generous, inviting interface and entry into the library.  The design of the urban open space creates a sequence of squares activating, connecting and integrating the library with its community.

The simple open linear plan of the library optimises internal flexibility and adaptive reuse over the life of the building.  The building is designed to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating.

In association with Donaldson + Warn.