Winner - Lyons Construction - Master Builders of Victoria South West Region Commercial Builder of the Year 2012

The refurbishment of the existing library over three levels at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus, showcases a new direction for contemporary learning. The building comprises a series of spaces including group and individual study spaces, a moot court, an IT training space and a 24 hour access computer room. Use of raw and recycled materials combined with atypical design features such as neon lighting, contrasting dark and light spaces, coloured glass and a book feature wall made from 30,000 disused books recycled from the library’s own collection.

Location: Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds

Value Range: $5m to $10million

Client: Deakin University

Architect: Six Degrees

Award: 2012 – Lyons Construction, Master Builders of Victoria, South West Region Commercial Builder of the Year