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Surry Hills Library and Community Centre

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

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Combining beauty and functionalism, the Surry Hills Library and Community Centre features integrated environmental initiatives that are intrinsic and multifunctional within the building’s envelope. The interior reinforces the contemporary sense of place, providing open, inviting spaces with good access to natural light. The simple, logical interior consists of four formal elements: an open space, a prismatic glass environmental atrium, a suspended U-shaped timber form and a transitional foyer space. Details are consistent throughout, from overall formal composition to the smaller, intimate scale.

Design Practice: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp