Kingscliff Library is located on wetland site to the west of the Kingscliff commercial village. It is a branch within the Tweed Library Network. The library includes a community meeting room, local studies space and general library area along with support spaces.
The library was built on a difficult wetland site and achieved its budget targets through inventive use of a combination of a cantilevered and slab on ground floor plate, a square plan form and simple steel roof structure. Simple finishes are enhanced with colour and shelving detail. Delight is added through scattered focus windows with colourful trims facing into the surrounding melaleuca forest.
The entrance is highlighted by a red light screen wall, which penetrates the square building and draws the public into the main space.
- Mark Trotter
- Hayley Crofts
- Robert Wesener
- Roger Carthey
- Kylie Forbes
Australian Institute of Architects Gold Coast & Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Commendation: Public Architecture