CHAC Library Refurbishment | Reddog Architects in association with Blueline Architecture

CHAC Library Refurbishment | Reddog Architects in association with Blueline Architecture | Photographer: Rix Ryan

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

CHAC Library Refurbishment | Reddog Architects in association with Blueline Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
The Turrbal and Jagera people
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Brisbane

Category
Small Project Architecture
Builder
SJ Higgins
Photographer
Rix Ryan
Project summary

Renovation of the Primary Library stemmed from the recognition of the need to update the library to better to cater to the changing needs of the primary school aged children.

The architectural narrative unfolds as the interior space was meticulously crafted to accommodate the diverse learning modalities of the children. A nuanced interplay of changes in levels and ceiling treatments not only defines the spatial configuration but also serves as a dynamic canvas for a variety of environments, fostering both quiet individual study and vibrant group gatherings. This intentional orchestration not only addresses functional needs but also speaks to the multifaceted nature of educational spaces.

The transition from interior to exterior spaces is a hallmark of the design, allowing children movement between inside and outside. Plywood as a primary material transcends utilitarian considerations; becoming a design element that interconnects bookshelves, seating, drawers, and ceiling panels.

The Primary Library provides a quiet and calm environment for our young learners to be engaged and inspired by reading.

The space provides multiple areas for learning in either small groups or whole classes and integrates well with the outdoor surroundings.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

BPlanned, Town Planner
JFP Consultants, Landscape Consultant
JHA Consulting Engineers, Engineer
MRC Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer

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CHAC Library Refurbishment | Reddog Architects in association with Blueline Architecture | Photographer: Rix Ryan

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