Elanora Library


The Elanora Library is designed to integrate with the busy Pines Shopping Centre & incorporates a new versatile civic hub that fuses mixed community uses of a library, shopping centre, retail and car‑parking.

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Underlying these components, was the creation of a civic identity that could re-establish a common ground and sense of community.

The design methodology focused on creating a sculptural elevated facade - akin to a folded piece of paper. This floated above a columned base and with an angled atrium piercing the structure to form a contemplative, naturally lit space internally.

The innovative institutional project hinged on the highest ESD principles. Its climate sensitive design, including numerous energy/solar initiatives and water-efficiency systems enabled the civic building to achieve the highest benchmark standards for sustainability.

The Elanora Library was recognized & awarded the Gold Coast Urban Design Award for Public Architecture in September 2007.
Project Completed 2008
Client City of Gold Coast
Budget $15 Million
Location Elanora, Queensland