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