Bankstown Library & Knowledge Centre

Bankstown Library & Knowledge Centre

The Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre (BLaKC) is a public space designed to encourage intellectual, creative and social exchange. Located in the heart of Bankstown, the development serves to revitalise a dislocated site and creates a rich spatial experience for a diversity local community and visitors. It is an integrated, flexible and enabled community hub that includes: a new library wing over three levels, a three hundred seat theatre, IT lab, community conference facilities, meeting rooms, cafe, and a landscaped public domain.
These elements are composed and integrated to form an open public community facility which fosters a sense of community, a series of formal and informal collaboration spaces, administrative spaces, teaching and learning spaces, engineering workshops, engineering research display spaces and a cafe.

Underpinning the design and development of the BLaKC is the adaptive reuse, salvage, recycling and renovation of the existing Bankstown Town Hall. Salvaging high quality materials (ie. timber, precast concrete, aluminum and stainless steel) from the existing building enables the BLaKC to set a new benchmark for applying recycled materials to future building projects. Such extensive reuse and repurpose is very uncommon in projects of this scale.

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