Craigieburn Li­brary by Fran­cis-Jones More­hen Thorp

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IN 2014, CRAIGIEBURN LI­BRARY, IN OUTER NORTH MEL­BOURNE, WON THE IN­AU­GU­RAL IN­TER­NA­TIONAL PUBLIC LI­BRARY OF THE YEAR AWARD. ITS MOD­ERN CON­STRUC­TION IS CHAR­AC­TERISED BY OPEN, FLEX­I­BLE SPACE, WITH RAMMED EARTH AND TIM­BERS HELP­ING IT BLEND WITH THE NAT­U­RAL LAND­SCAPE. IT WAS DE­SIGNED BY FRAN­CIS-JONES MORE­HEN THORP (FJMT), AN AR­CHI­TEC­TURAL PRAC­TICE THAT HAS BE­COME SOME­THING OF A TRAIL­BLAZER IN TERMS OF GAME-CHANG­ING LI­BRARY DE­SIGN. FJMT’S CV ALSO IN­CLUDES THE AWARD-WIN­NING SURRY HILLS LI­BRARY IN SYD­NEY AND THE LI­BRARY AT THE DOCK IN MEL­BOURNE, WHICH LOOKS MORE LIKE A MOD­ERN ART GALLERY THAN A LI­BRARY.

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