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Design teams shortlisted for Victoria’s State Library Vision 2020 project

Four architectural design teams have been invited to tender for the $83.1 million State Library Victoria Vision 2020 Redevelopment Project.



BY Andrew McDonald

January 20th, 2016


The long awaited redevelopment project includes a restoration of the historic Queen’s Hall, the reopening the library’s Russell Street entrance and a Town Hall redevelopment to include new spaces for early learning, digital media, entrepreneurship and exhibitions.

The shortlisted consortia for the Vision 2020 project are…

  • Architectus/Schmidt Hammer Lassen supported by Andronas Conservation Architects, Irwin Consult and Steensen Varming Engineers.
  • Ashton Raggatt McDougall supported by Bryce Raworth Heritage Architects, Bonacci Group and Norman Disney & Young Engineers.
  • Conrad Gargett/Lyons supported by Bonacci Group and Norman Disney & Young Engineers.
  • Hassell supported by Purcell Heritage Architects and AECOM Engineers.

The design teams were shortlisted based on their experience in projects of similar nature and complexity, along with their track records of design excellence.

“A centrepiece of our education – and creative – state, the State Library Victoria Vision 2020 project will celebrate the building’s magnificent heritage and return significant spaces to public use,” says Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley “It will firmly position Australia’s oldest and busiest public library as a contemporary centre of knowledge, inspiration and innovation.”

The successful design team for Vision 2020 will be announced in March of this year, with construction flagged to begin in 2017.

State Library Victoria
slv.vic.gov.au

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