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Bargoonga Nganjin

Architect: Group GSA 2017

Inner North | IN10

Building Description

Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library and Community Hub is a three storey, 2,040 sqm, 6 Star Greenstar facility incorporating a Library, Maternal Child Health Facility and a variety of Community focused facilities. Designed with a strong focus on the user experience and flexibility, the floor plate displays a conscious distillation of cellular supporting spaces to the south and open flexible spaces to the north. The Library is distributed over two levels occupying the majority of the building's wedge shaped floor plate. The first floor is divided between Maternal Child Health facilities, including two playgroup rooms and the Library reading area. Second floor features community facilities with large dividable spaces, commercial kitchen and shared community office. An extensive rooftop garden connects the northern portion of second and first floors via a cascading design of planters and informal seating. This Rooftop garden serves as an extension of both community and library spaces by providing a protected external garden space for interaction and study.

What's On

Visitors will be able to roam through the different levels of the library including the lush rooftop garden. View work by Ros Sultan, an Eastern Arrernte and Gurindji artist who uses ink and texta pens to create intricate and highly-detailed images. Meet the artist between 2pm – 4pm.

Need to Know

  • Open: Sunday 28 July 2pm–5pm

  • Tour Type: Open Entry, Guided + Open Entry, Self-guided

  • Tour Details: Tours at 2pm, 2.30, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm, running 20 minutes in groups of 20

  • Access: Fully accessible, all ages

  • Notes: Toilets available

  • Kids Activity: Family storytime and various interactive activities for the whole family.

  • Building Type: Government

  • Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)

  • Transport: Tram stop 21: Alfred Cres on route 11

  • Website: groupgsa.com/en

  • Photo Credit: Courtesy of City of Yarra

Location

182 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North 3068, Fitzroy North VIC

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