The Bendigo Library by MGS Architects is a success story for how bold, bright colours can spice up a
project in a complementary but unexpected way.
Contributing to the
climax of this design narrative is the use of Laminex joinery – a seemingly
benign material that is actually a highly important element when used in a
library to ‘retail’ the books on offer.
Sublime Teak and Charcoal were utilised by the design team to reinvigorate an
old library, in particular the building’s ‘partially completed’ hexagonal
atrium, which has since been transformed into the new community heart.
with the existing muted whites and greys, the colours challenge the traditional
notion of a silent and ‘boring’ library, activating what can previously be considered an inactivate space.