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Studio Hollenstein appointed for Ballarat Library design development phase
Sydney based company - Studio Hollenstein - has been appointed by Ballarat City Council for the design development phase of the Ballarat Library – a project that is set to change the way the city’s library service operates and to provide a blueprint for future builds.
Studio Hollenstein bring a significant library design and large project delivery experience to the design phase of the $6.99 million re-development of the central library.
Studio Hollenstein plans to use local contractors, including well-respected Ballarat architect Nathan Porter from Porter Architects in their subconsultant team and for design and delivery phases, and Cardno TGM Ballarat as sub-consultant engineers.
City of Ballarat Deputy Mayor, Amy Johnson advises “this is a significant point of difference to the other considered submissions particularly the use of a local sub consultant architect and engineers in the current COVID environment - having local consultants who can access the site.”
Council awarded an additional $4.59 million to the original library re-development budget in April 2021 to include significant works to upgrade mechanical equipment, electrical systems, fire systems a roof replacement and lift upgrade.
The increased budget required the detailed design and construction phase to be re-tendered, with applicants advised to use the original approved concept designs as a basis for their submissions.
Works to upgrade the library will be undertaken throughout 2022 with the newly refurbished library completed in 2023.
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15th February 2021 - Planning of Central Coast’s first Regional Library moves forward
5th December 2019 - State Library Victoria reveals $88.1million redevelopment
18th September 2019 - New event spaces open at State Library of Victoria
15th August 2019 - South Australian library commended for architectural design
14th April 2019 - City of Moonee Valley puts a gym in the Avondale Heights Library
5th January 2019 - Singapore’s largest mall library to open at VivoCity
2nd January 2019 - New Green Square public space design changes the role of the library
30th November 2018 - Noosaville library receives funding boost from Queensland Government
3rd April 2017 - Designs revealed for State Library of Victoria renovation
23rd November 2015 - Geelong Library and Heritage Centre opening a manifestation of the knowledge economy
30th April 2015 - $83.1 million to transform State Library of Victoria into cultural hub
28th July 2011 - Surry Hills Library crowned a world leader
2nd September 2009 - Library opened at Blacktown Leisure Centre
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