Schiavello worked with the designer of Adelaide City Council’s new City
Library to customise their versatile workstation system for a new internet
access centre at the library.
Designed by HASSELL, the new City Library in Adelaide is a multipurpose
space featuring inspirational spaces, functional design, and cutting edge
technology to encourage learning, and foster innovation and connection. The smart,
community-centric design is based on the vision for the new library to make
digital technologies available to anyone who is interested in learning about
The library design also aimed to provide a hub to plug into for people
who may not otherwise be engaged with the community, in addition to creating a
space that offered a high degree of flexibility and fluidity for multipurpose
use including hosting events, seminars and exhibitions.
Schiavello’s Centric, a versatile workstation system was selected for a
new internet access centre, a touch point for the library’s many internet
users. The internet access centre has been designed to accommodate IT security
and functionality, as well as the needs of diverse users including people in
wheelchairs, visitors with shopping bags, and those preferring to sit or stand
when using the centre.
Schiavello coordinated with HASSELL to custom engineer a product that
would meet the project’s unique requirements including the concealment of IT
services, hooks for bag storage, simplified aesthetic, and colour choice. All the
details were workshopped and resolved in advance, ensuring the workstation system
would perform perfectly in the space upon installation.