Caulfield Library has been named the winner in the academic category for the 2019 Library Design Awards given by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

“These prestigious awards were presented at the 2019 Library Design Awards Conference, as part of the Asia-Pacific Architecture Forum at the State Library of Queensland on 14 March 2019. The winners represent some of the best redesigned and newly built libraries in Australia from July 2016 through to June 2018.” (Read more on the ALIA website.)

The team at John Wardle Architects was behind the design and dramatic transformation of Caulfield Library.

Key aims of the Caulfield Library redevelopment included doubling the capacity from 750 to over 1500 seats, bringing Library staff together into a single workspace, and improving its integration with the campus and landscape to facilitate universal access and activation. The project has created a welcoming and light-filled focal and congregation point for the campus.

The Sir Louis Matheson Library also received a highly commended award.

Both Caulfield and Matheson libraries were refurbished in 2015-2017, as part of Monash University’s plan to create engaging, compelling and stimulating campus environments.

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