The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre incorporates a unique and considered design for an institutional art structure that holds great cultural significance.

As a project that utilises inspiring design technology, Irwinconsult used state-of-the-art structural and civil engineering approaches for the construction of this six-storey building. Its distinctive discontinuous GRC dome-shaped roof and façade was formed on longitudinal and latitudinal structural steel elements. The vertically inclined glazing profile was achieved by the use of post tensioned concrete floors with faceted edges and extents, hung by the roof and suspended by slender raking columns. (Images courtesy Emma Cross and Hayden Golder).

Awards

  • 2016 Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Architecture Awards – Victorian Architecture Medal
  • 2016 Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Architecture Awards – Marion Mahony Award for Interior Architecture
  • 2016 Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Architecture Awards – William Wardell Award for Public Architecture
  • 2016 Australian Institute of Architects, Victorian Architecture Awards – Regional Prize
  • 2015 Concrete Institute of Australia – Victoria, Excellence in Concrete Award

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