La Trobe University Library, Bendigo
The interior design for La Trobe University’s Bendigo library explores the range of experiences the physical library might offer, and how might these evolve and change over time. It also considers the way in which the library might foster engagement, not only between campuses, but also more broadly with industry and the surrounding community.
The design framework is based on minimal intervention, a clear hierarchy of investment and a consistent design language throughout. The existing shell had potential to act as a backdrop for the activities of the library and we celebrated the inherent qualities of this space, as well as providing the base infrastructure required to provide upmost flexibility and functionality.
Acknowledgement of CountryKosloff Architecture respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples, on whose land this project will stand, and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.
ClientLa Trobe University
AwardsCommendation for Public Design, Australian Interior Design Awards 2021
Finalist for the 2021 Victorian Premier's Design Awards
Commendation for Public Architecture, IDEA Awards 2021