Who would have thought that Geelong’s newest attraction would be a library?
But this isn’t just any library. Thanks to ARM Architecture’s brilliant vision, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre is now a rare civic design that stands out for all of the right reasons.
For ARM Architecture, it was the perfect place and time to answer the call from a city willing to embrace real design change.
Naturally, glass played a vital role. If you were to stroll by the library, you’d see our PerformaTech™ glass folded, origami style into towering walls of transparency and reflection.
Wayne Sanderson, ARM architect, shared his enthusiasm for the project and the role glass had to play.
“The glazing has a very crystalline, jewel-like quality. That’s highlighted by the polished stainless steel on the leading edge of the glazing. This sits well with the eroded glass, reinforced concrete skin that reveals the magnificent crystalline, stepped arrangement,” he said.
The refracted light from the mirror strips on the façade looks like ribbons of light. The glass reinforced concrete skin acts as a canvas to create a beautiful look.
With innovative glazing solutions enhancing natural light and space, the design achieved a welcoming atmosphere – an essential component for creating a community hub.