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THE CITY OF PERTH
LIBRARY & PLAZA
Perth’s first major civic development since
the Perth Concert Hall opened in 1973 is set
for completion in the final quarter of 2015.
Kerry Hill Architects’ seven-storey glass
structure includes Perth’s largest living wall (13m),
recently installed by Martin Cuthbert Landscapes.
Doric builders have craned in a large weeping fig
(Ficus Benjamina) through the circular roof of the
Library. This ‘Tree of Knowledge’ will be a focus and
talking point in the Level 6 children’s area.
At the heart of the Cathedral + Treasury Precinct,
the purpose-built Library will offer collections,
reading rooms, storytelling zones, AV/multifunction
rooms, History Centre, exhibition space, cafe, wi-fi,
and access to virtual and digital resources.
The exterior features 250 cubic metres of
Austral Verde stone from Norseman, and a ceiling
mural of native flora and fauna by Perth artist
At Level 6, the outdoor terrace will have views to
Council House and Stirling Gardens, and overlook
the adjoining Plaza, an active public event space.
SIZE Approximately 3500sqm over seven levels
TIMELINE Late 2015
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