Bendigo LibraryProject Type: Refurbishment
Building Type: Standalone
The aim of the Bendigo Library redevelopment has been to expand community use and reactivate this important community and civic space. Some basic design principles have driven the redevelopment. It is a space that is inviting and inclusive; a place that is open and flexible and a building that is efficient and productive. There are informal, playful spaces where people will gather and socialise and beautifully appointed serious spaces that house our precious collections. The architecture assists users to find their way. The building spaces flow, and are linked by an internal street with views that open onto areas inviting people to explore and participate. The Library sits in within an historic civic precinct in the heart of Bendigo. A renewed building that complements its surrounds.
- Large borrowing collection of fiction, non-fiction, children’s and young adult books, magazines, audio, CDs, and DVDs
- Latest multi-media and audio visual equipment
- Goldfields Research Centre
- Bendigo Regional Archives Centre
- Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre
- 28 public internet computers
Funding Grants A Contributions:
- There were a number of funding sources for the project with the largest contribution being made by the City of Greater Bendigo.
- The State Government of Victoria provided $750,000 from the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program and $2 million from the Local Government Infrastructure Fund.
- The Goldfields Library Corporation provided $1million and the Hugh DT Williamson Foundation provided a grant of $100,000.
|Library Name||Bendigo Library|
|Organisation/ Council/ Shire Name||Goldfields Library Corporation|
|Type of Build||Refurbishment|
|Architect or Designer||MGS Architects, Joshua Wheeler, Eli Giannini|
|Net Floor Area||4,000 sqm|
|Total Cost of Project||$9.12 million|
|Principal Contractor/Builder||Contract Control Services|
|Carpet & Floor Finishings|
|Furniture & Fittings|
|Awards & Recognition||Finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Design Awards and Won the AIA Victoria Regional Award 2014|