VISION Issue 29 | Page 2

VISION 29—INTERSTELLAR CONTENTS INTERSTELLAR Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, Geelong, VIC Viridian’s aptly-titled PerformaTech™ glass is folded, origami style into towering walls of transparency and reflection on the new Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. High lustre, crisp light transmission, solar control and thermal insulation make a sublime fit with ARM Architecture’s vision for this library as grotto by the sea. Part yesterday, spiced with plenty of tomorrow, the domed library is a rare civic design that stands out for all of the right reasons. Sited on the edge of historic Johnstone Park with commanding views of Corio Bay, the library as intersection of printed word and cyberspace is reminiscent of a deep space observatory. Click to view VISION magazine's interview with Ian McDougall, Director of ARM Architecture