Urbis worked collaboratively with Architectus, Development Victoria and the State Library of Victoria to secure planning approval for the ‘2020 Vision’ to transform the oldest and busiest library in Australia to meet the changing and diverse needs of the community.

A key theme of the project was to retain and enhance heritage features whilst creating innovative modern spaces for children, teenagers and adults, bringing the library into the digital age, including dynamic signage and LED screens around the building.

The State Library is affected by built form and heritage controls, and is included on the Victorian Heritage Register. Our role was to liaise closely with the City of Melbourne, the Office of the Victorian State Architect (OVGA) and Heritage Victoria to ensure the key stakeholders were briefed on the project, and appropriate approvals processes were undertaken to achieve the required project time frame.

Urbis worked in collaboration with key stakeholders to create innovative modern spaces for the community.

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