‘The Williamstown Library abuts the district’s historic Town Hall at the entrance to Williamstown’s commercial precinct.
A long neglected area of the town, the new library provides the opportunity to create a vibrant cultural hub offering a series of internal and external community spaces.
The building is comprised of two primary forms, an elongated bluestone block and a softly curved polycarbonate shell. The forms express the intrinsic dualities of the area, the wall and the sea, the builtand the natural, the rectilinear and the fluid. The ESD measures incorporated within the building make it a benchmark for the development of local libraries. These include a thermal labyrinth, natural ventilation, automated night purge and water collection and reuse. ‘ – sallydraperarchitects.com.au
2014 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards
Commendation – Urban Design