State Library Queensland

Thomson, Sheona (2011) State Library Queensland. Architecture Australia, 100(5).

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Sheona Thomson writes about the transformation of a public institution in relation to a study on post-occupancy.

"Brisbanites like me, with memories of long hours of study in the former buildings of the State Library of Queensland, can only marvel at the living institution we have in our city today. For most of the 80s, our bookish pursuits were hosted in the fustily intimate reading rooms of Centennial Hall, the late 1950s extension to the nineteenth-century building (formerly housing the state museum) by F. D. G. Stanley in William Street on the north bank of the Brisbane River. At the time, the wheels of an expansive cultural ambition were turning, and piece by piece on the south bank of the river the rambling Queensland Cultural Centre was realized. The fourth stage of the complex opened in 1988 as the new home for the State Library and for many years after, countless studious, transient folk whiled away time in the deep interiors of the straight-faced concrete and glass edifice by Robin Gibson and Partners..."

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ID Code: 90218
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: architecture, library design, post-occupancy evaluation
ISSN: 0003-8725
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Architecture Media Pty Ltd
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2015 23:37
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 04:15

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