East Melbourne Library
1:1 Architects were commissioned to work with Melbourne City Projects to design and document the internal fit out of a new library in East Melbourne.
The brief emphasised the importance of environmental sustainability within the design, leading us to question the traditional joinery design and methodology in providing a unique design solution.
The internal materials were selected to minimise environmental impact and maximise indoor air quality, with standardised components maximising potential for reuse, and minimise the use of chemical adhesives. Built-in joinery items were avoided and loose furniture provided to allow for flexibility and future replanning.
Winner IDEA 07 awards for sustainability.