The Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre won multiple awards at the prestigious 2015 NSW Architecture Awards announced in Sydney last month. Junglefy congratulates Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT), the team behind the project for their achievement.

Selected from a very talented shortlist of 79 projects, Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre won the John Verge Award for Interior Architecture; Sustainable Architecture Award; and Public Architecture Commendation.

Collaborating with FJMT, Junglefy provided design inputs for the 9.5m high interior breathing green wall. The first of its kind in Australia, the green wall uses natural convection to draw air up through a plenum located behind the green wall. The air from the library is drawn in over the plants, which converts CO2 to O2 via a photosynthesis/microbe process and removes harmful VOCs from the air.

The Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre will now compete at the National Architecture Awards to be announced in November.