New Surry Hills Library: excellent

27 May

Apparently the new Community Centre and Library opened yesterday.

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Finding the door was a bit of a challenge at first, but what a building! See also Surry Hills: new community centre and library nearing completion. It isn’t just a pretty face either.

Project Details at a Glance

  • The new library will span two levels – the ground floor and the lower ground floor, and will be linked by a glazed atrium filled with plants. It will feature an expanded collection, dedicated children’s area and local studies area, more computers, a large magazine and periodicals area.
  • The neighbourhood centre will be located on the first floor and will provide flexible meeting rooms as well as a large public meeting room for up to 125 people. The community centre will also feature dedicated facilities for cooking classes and computer training.
  • A new child care facility will occupy the entire top floor, providing children with a large, safe, shaded play space open to the sky. There will be places for 26 children and the facility will be fully compliant with all current child care regulations.
  • The new centre sets a benchmark in environmentally sustainable design. To reduce reliance on air-conditioning an open-air atrium and rooftop plants will naturally filter the air, solar cells will provide power and tanks will collect rain water.

Sydney City Council.

In the time it took me to take out my new books and DVDs around seven people joined the Library. Apparently there is a rush of new members.

28 May: See also New Surry Hills Community Centre and Library on Blogspot.


2 responses to “New Surry Hills Library: excellent

  1. Rabbit J

    May 27, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Most impressive!

  2. Neil

    May 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Heaven for a mad bibliophile who is also a poor old pensioner, Rabbit. 🙂 I suspect I will shelter there quite a bit.

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