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As part of the Federal Government’s BER program, dKO Architecture was commissioned to design the student library and associated facilities at St Joseph’s Primary School in Collingwood, Melbourne.
Today’s libraries are repositories and access points for vast quantities of print, audio and visual materials. With projects of this nature, the opportunity is to create spaces that meet the challenges brought about by ever-changing technology as well as providing for a dynamic and diverse age group within the primary school learning spectrum. Quality of light and an intelligent use of space are paramount, as is the management of internal traffic areas and noise control.
The design of the student library has delivered an environment which encourages vibrant student interaction while accommodating quiet study areas, as well as considered and abundant storage options. The space is a beautiful, effective school library which will be a source of pride for the entire school community and one that will enhance the quality of school life for current and future students.
Team Architects: Zvonko Orsanic, Hannah Jonasson
Planex steel locker system with Gantner ‘smart’ electronic lock has been used at Western Sydney University, designed to empower students.