Faith Lutheran College Library
Fulton Trotter Architects have been working with Faith Lutheran College Plainland since 2007, assisting with the ongoing development of the school’s campus as the college’s population continues to increase each year. The new Library is the fifth stage of this project’s development and began planning in early in 2011.
As part of the campus master plan, the new Library building is sited adjacent to the Language Centre.
Connecting with this existing building, two covered outdoor learning areas become one, creating an expanse of high-volumed shadedspaces. Each generous exterior space is lined with high level timber battening to produce delicate shadows and welcome breezes in-between the two solid building forms. This sense of volume continues inside the Library building itself, to become the main Reading Room. This room is separated from the exterior by two full height glazed walls at either end, with sliding panels of glass at low level to create a seamless transition from inside to out for
the students and teachers. Two building forms of lower height rest against the central Reading Room, one comprising the main entry, loans and staff areas, and the other, two General Learning Areas and a Senior Study room.
The public spaces within the Library aim to be as flexible as possible, with minimal fixed furniture and electrical configurations designed to be able to allow for changes in the types of technology used as the years progress. Staff areas are equipped with ample storage, work stations and kitchenette, which are separated from the public areas by way of timber screens to allow for privacy as well as supervision.
The Library building was completed in April 2013.
- Paul Trotter
- Paul Sekava
- Angela Barbeler
- Scott Moore
- Amy Lowe
- Tanya Mathers
- Photographer - Angus Martin