Architect: ArchofficeLocation: 205 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, North Shore City, New ZealandClient: North Shore City CouncilProject design team: Brendan Rawson (director in charge); Leon Bieldt (Project Architect); John Ingham; Henri Sayes; Tane Pratt; Rose McShane; Anna FraserProject management: RDT PacificStructural engineer: Brown and ThompsonMechanical / Services engineer: S.K.M (Sinclair Knight Mertz)Quantity surveyor: MaltbysPlanner: Burton ConsultantsTraffic planner: McCormack Rankin CagneyConstruction Company: Mainzeal Property and ConstructionDate of Practical Completion: 2 December 2009Photos: Courtesy of Archoffice
The architectural concept for the library is based around a simple narrative of looking through ancient existing trees on the site to the view thus notions of solid and void, transparency, light quality, pattern and form were considered and modelled to inform various design issues. The intention was to have a pleasant and verdant quality of light available within the building that subtly changes during the day, leading to the building becoming trans-parent at night.
Main EntryLobbyLibraryCustomer ServiceOfficeLearning CentrePlunketCommunity Meeting Room
MeetingKitchenC.A.BC.A.B MeetingWork RoomStaff RoomResoure Area Staff Meeting Rooom
Local HistoryRestroomElevatorChildren AreaLibrary SupportStore