Tweed Heads Library
The Tweed Heads Library is an alteration and addition to a 1975 Modernist concrete civic centre that had aged gracefully and deserved respect. It was laid out on a hexagonal grid.
The extensions have continued the use of the hexagonal grid and projected the original height settings to tie to the original structure. Unpainted materials have been used wherever possible. The library space is lit be a liner skylight, which cuts across the bookcase faces. These walls also exclude the western sun.
The western wall plant room and access have been given vertical emphasis to contrast the horizontality of the new and original building. Interiors are constrained to reflect a library setting and emphasise locally proposed artwork hangings.
- Mark Trotter
- Andrew Armstrong
- Kylie Forbes
- Richard Coulson
- Allan Alomes
Australian Institute of Architects Gold Coast & Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Commendation: Public Architecture