Dandenong LibraryProject Type: New Building
Building Type: Standalone
The City of Greater Dandenong’s new municipal building in central Dandenong includes a public square with seating and a giant screen as well as a regional library and council offices.
The new library spans over two levels and includes meeting rooms and community spaces.
- Large distinct children’s area with flexible areas to allow for large scale programs with Children’s multi-media
- Flexible training and program rooms with glass partitions. This is so spaces can be used for public access and program spaces.
- Urban room lounges with full glass windows that look out onto Civic square
- Games zone and Youth friendly space
- iMac Lab
- Multi-media booths for collaborative group work
- Staff service Pods throughout. Roving staff model.
- Accessible toilet with change facility
Funding Grants & Contributions:
- $56 million – City of Greater Dandenong
- $7 million – Commonwealth Government (Regional Development Fund)
- $1.25 – Victorian State Government (Living Libraries and Community Development Grant)
|Library Name||Dandenong Library|
|Organisation/ Council/ Shire Name||Greater Dandenong Libraries|
|Type of Build||New Building|
|Architect or Designer||Lyons, Rush Wright Associates (landscaping)|
|Net Floor Area||2300sqm|
|Total Cost of Project||$64,250,000|
|Energy Rating||5 Star|
|Carpet & Floor Finishings||JJ Carpets, Stanmor (ceramic tiles)|
|Furniture & Fittings||Mark Perry, Eastern Commercial Furniture, Corporate Culture|
|RFID Technology||FE Technologies|
|AV Equipment||Space Age Communications|
|Awards & Recognition||Government Communication Awards – Best Digital Media – for the “Big Screen” which is part of the Civic square. Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture – DESIGN IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, EXCELLENCE AWARD. Commendation – Australia Award for Urban Design. Planning Institute Australia. Sustainability Procurement Award – PROCUREMENT EXCELLENCE AWARDED – PROCUREMENT AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2015 The 2015 Architecture Awards for Victoria – Public Architecture New|