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Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

What are students’ expectations of academic libraries? This is a question John Wardle Architects tackled when renovating and expanding Monash University’s Caulfield Library.



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July 9th, 2019


Architect: John Wardle Architects

Builder: Hansen Yuncken

Structural & Building Services Engineer, Sustainability Consultant: Irwinconsult

Landscape Architect: Taylor Cullity Lethlean [TCL]

Signage and Wayfinding: Buro North

Audio Visual: CHW Consulting

Artist: Rose Nolan

 

Budget: $39m

Duration: 21 months

 

Furniture

‘Tip Ton’ student chair, Vitra. ‘Pearl’ lounge chair, Jardan. ‘Hay About A Lounge’ lounge chair, Cult. ‘Jasper’ task chair, Zenith. ‘I.AM’ study table, Thinking Works. ‘Midi’ collaborative tables, Envoy Furniture. ‘Easy Boy’ laptop tables, KFive. ‘Krossi Dual Stage’ workstations, Schiavello. Miscellaneous library equipment, Raeco.

 

Lighting

Nendo table lamp, Euroluce.

 

Finishes

Custom plywood ceiling and wall lining, Atkar. Ceiling acoustic panels and baffles, Autex. ‘Human Nature’ flooring, Interface. ‘Natura Kavar’ flooring, Spectrum Floors. Custom fabric wrapped wall lining panels, Kvadrat Maharam.

 

Fixed & Fitted

Bathroom fittings generally throughout, Caroma. Tapware, Astra Walker. Custom joinery, A&A Cabinets. Various joinery, Laminex.


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