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ALTONA NORTH LIBRARY

Altona

The new state-of-the-art library has 1027m2 of floor area comprising two community meeting spaces, a technology room, and a café with central courtyard. The library operates with a large collection of resources in various formats including books, magazines, DVDs/CDs and talking books.

The library has environmentally sustainable initiatives including above ground tanks harvesting rainwater from the library roof for flushing toilets, solar panels supplying the grid to off-set power costs.

The building management system controls artificial lighting, awnings to regulate natural light/heat and louvres that purge hot air at night.

CLIENT
Hobson’s Bay City Council
ARCHITECT
Haskell Architects
SERVICES ENGINEER
Bassett
STRUCTURAL/CIVIL ENGINEER
Brown Consulting
COMPLETION
February 2010
Contract Value
CONTRACT VALUE
$3.5 million

SUCCESS FACTORS

Successful management of construction with the consultant team and architect resulting in the project being completed on time, on budget and to a high standard.

High levels of external and internal finishes, including raked alucobond facade and suspended decorative precast panels.

Devco is a great Australian success story of persistence, skill and hard work creating a business based on the traditional values of quality and service.

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