Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Library Upgrade

The refurbishment of QUT’s Kelvin Grove Library reveals the celebrated concrete library building whilst synchronising it with technological and spatial demands of a modern tertiary library. Comprehensive replanning delivers a rich mix of personal and group learning. External spaces and integrated artworks deliver a library focused on serving a creative campus community into the future.

Project Details

Architects
Peddle Thorp & James Cubitt Architects

Award
Winner: Category 2: Renovation/Modernisation of an entire School/Major Facility

Address
R Block. Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane 4059

Submitter
Peddle Thorp & James Cubitt Architects

Cost
$12 million, overall project budget

Project Overview

Winner: Category 2: Renovation/Modernisation of an entire School/Major Facility

“As a result of a broad ranging consultation including the use of social media for student consultation, this building, which was a notable architectural work of the 1970s, has been stripped back, reworked and reoriented to become an attractive hub for technology-rich, independent and collaborative learning. The upgrade has significantly increased its student capacity and energy efficiency.

Congratulations to Peddle Thorp and James Cubitt Architects and Queensland University of Technology.”

Andrew Gehling, Jury Chair

The refurbishment of QUT’s Kelvin Grove Library reveals the celebrated concrete library building whilst synchronising it with technological and spatial demands of a modern tertiary library. Comprehensive replanning delivers a rich mix of personal and group learning. External spaces and integrated artworks deliver a library focused on serving a creative campus community into the future.

Project Details

Architects: Peddle Thorp & James Cubitt Architects

Award: Winner: Category 2: Renovation/Modernisation of an entire School/Major Facility

Address: R Block. Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane 4059

Submitter: Peddle Thorp & James Cubitt Architects

Cost: $12 million, overall project budget

Project Overview

Winner: Category 2: Renovation/Modernisation of an entire School/Major Facility

“As a result of a broad ranging consultation including the use of social media for student consultation, this building, which was a notable architectural work of the 1970s, has been stripped back, reworked and reoriented to become an attractive hub for technology-rich, independent and collaborative learning. The upgrade has significantly increased its student capacity and energy efficiency.

Congratulations to Peddle Thorp and James Cubitt Architects and Queensland University of Technology.”

Andrew Gehling, Jury Chair

This page last updated: Wednesday 22 August 2012