The Waurn Ponds Library & Community Hub is a multi-use facility housing a library, community meeting facility and a customer service point for the City of Greater Geelong. Extending over two levels the building is encased in polished black precast panels which are in turn ”veiled” in 600 individually laser-cut steel screens. The steel, which has been powder-coated in gold paint, helps absorb solar heat gains. Double glazed, German manufactured, ventilators with black powder coated aluminium frames provide day time ventilation and night time cooling.

Location: Cnr of Pioneer & Colac Roads, Waurn Ponds

Value Range: $3m to $5million

Client: City of Greater Geelong

Architect: Whitefield McQueen Irwin Alsop