Liverpool’s civic centre reaches milestone
This project marks a significant milestone in a project in which we have been involved for over seven years. On completion, it will deliver a new civic and community heart for Liverpool for an incredibly diverse and dynamic community of Liverpool, that was reflected in the celebrations.
Located at the end of Macquarie Street, a terminating vista to the new 5000sqm library will draw people to the precinct offering generous civic space, council functions and workplace, hotel and gallery. The inspiration for the project is the confluence of the fresh water and salt water of the George’s River, an eddy bringing the waters of the river together.
The library’s oval shape reflects this eddy with multiple pathways winding around and into its form. An extraordinary library facade is taking shape which will create picture window vistas, and continually changing patterns of use. The basement of the library springs from a sunken courtyard showcasing the original riparian landscapes of the Cumberland Plain.
Through a grand brick arch, the council building celebrates the civic buildings developed by Francis Greenway.
A special shout out to the hardworking collaborative team of fjcarchitecture, fjcinteriors, fjclandscape and fjcplace.