Max Webber Library
At the centre of the library space is a circular void and stair, lit from above through a profiled timber ceiling. This central focus of the library balances the natural day lighting and view to create a sequence of interconnected spaces that offer variety and richness to the visitors.
The building is intended to be both a compliment and contrast to the shopping centre and associated visual noise. It is open to the street, transparent and inviting, but also seeks a visual quietness to simply 'stand' and mark the street corner and open space as public and accessible to all.
The Blacktown community quickly embraced their new library, with over 400-per-cent increase in patronage in the first year.