East Melbourne Library


Completed 2006

City of Melbourne

−1:1 Architects were commissioned to work with Melbourne City Projects to design and document the internal fit out of a new library in East Melbourne.

−The brief emphasised the importance of environmental sustainability within the design, leading us to question the traditional joinery design and methodology in providing a unique design solution.

−The internal materials were selected to minimise environmental impact and maximise indoor air quality, with standardised components maximising potential for reuse, and minimise the use of chemical adhesives. Built-in joinery items were avoided and loose furniture provided to allow for flexibility and future re-planning.

−Winner IDEA 07 awards for sustainability.