Jindabyne Community Library & Innovation Hub

Jindabyne Community Library & Innovation Hub

A new carbon-neutral Library for Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains combines two materials and assembly systems that connect the building with its mountain lakeside location. A stone plinth reflects the mountain granite and the local vernacular. Suspended above this platform is an interlocked series of precise prefabricated cross-laminated timber CLT elements. The combination of design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) and disassembly and design for locale has produced a warm welcoming and cost-effective and quick-to-construct library embraced by the whole community. This is an innovative delivery methodology for social infrastructure much needed in remote regional areas.


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