City of Sydney has announced Stewart Hollenstein in association with Colin Stewart Architects has won the competition to design the Green Square Town Centre library and plaza. The competition attracted over 160 submissions from around the world.5 designs teams were shortlisted back in late 2012 and the winner was announced last week.
The Stewart Hollenstein design redefines the traditional idea of a library, fusing a range of innovative buildings with the outdoor plaza to create multiple sites for play, work and rest. Some of the buildings are below ground while bookshelves sit outdoors in the plaza. The design includes an amphitheatre, a storytelling garden, water play zone and wide open spaces for festivals.
The winning architect will now work with the City of Sydney to refine the design and plan for construction in 2017.
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