Melton Library & Learning Hub
Located one street off the main street created a series of challenges to establish a sense of place within the established township of Melton. This coupled with the need for an appropriate identity for an important public building within the community led to a design approach that maximised the street frontage as well as setting the building back off the street to allow for a new public realm to mitigate between the loading docks of the adjoining supermarket and the library entrance.
It is the first library in Australia to achieve a Green Building Council of Australia Green Star Rating. The focus on the timber products within the building was to ensure that greater than 95% of the timber utilised was sourced from sustainable forestry and production processes and all engineered timber was E0 formaldehyde rated.
fjcstudio acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work.
We recognise their continuing connection to Country and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We extend this acknowledgement to Indigenous People globally, recognising their human rights and freedoms as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.