This building is open to its surrounding environment, exposing the process of learning to the community whilst establishing visual and physical connection to the existing campus buildings, adjacent park and gardens, and an enormous historic Elm tree.
By contrast, the western most end is abstract and monumental, a solid but delicately detailed brick facade that symbolises the collection of books it encloses. Behind this edge building, an auditorium is pulled out from the plan so that the roof for this space becomes an external amphitheatre - a sporting pavilion - that faces onto one of the ovals.
Inside the main library building and against the glazed facade, a massive linear plank shifts alignment and size to become seating and desks, group learning zones and then a new collections area. Revealing the learning environment, these series of choreographed activities transform the building threshold to become dynamic and permeable.