Bankstown Library & Knowledge Centre

Bankstown Library & Knowledge Centre

The Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre (BLaKC) is a public building and adaptive reuse conceived as a series of open tree canopies with folded leaf-like metal screens to create a sheltering and sustainable library welcoming to all.
It is an integrated 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. Also included with the facility are 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, aluminium and stainless steel) from the existing building enables the BLaKC to set a new benchmark for applying recycled materials to future building projects.

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