Timber features at the new City of Perth Library

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13 September 2016
The City of Perth Library by Kerry Hill Architects features a timber lining of the cylindrical void at the building’s hub. Francis Andrijich Photographer - courtesy of the City of Perth.

Timber features prominently in the new City of Perth Library by Kerry Hill Architects. From external cladding to the lining of the cylindrical void at the building’s hub, linear slats have brought warmth and texture in various applications throughout the space.

Staggered Screenwood panels curve around the building facade; a design that is repeated along an internal staircase and additionally graces the sloping ceiling which runs from the external soffit lining through to the library foyer and circulation desk.

Screenwood was supplied in Spotted Gum for the exposed external areas treated with a clear preservative to seal and protect the timber, while the internal modules were supplied with low VOC satin finishes.

In addition to their timeless appearance, Screenwood offers excellent acoustic treatment, vital for noise conscious venues such as libraries but also commonly used in commercial, hospitality and education projects.

The new City of Perth Library is featured on the cover of Architecture Australia's September issue.

Specifier: Kerry Hill Architects. Photos: Francis Andrijich Photographer - courtesy of the City of Perth.

 

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