A detailed eye on SLQ building

Book Chandeliers by Ritchie Ares Doña

Book Chandeliers by Ritchie Ares Doña

The APDL is celebrating the 10th anniversary of State Library of Queensland’s building redevelopment in the Design Lounge.

The redevelopment was a monumental project that effectively doubled the size of the original Robin Gibson designed building. It was part of a major $291 million Millennium Arts Project which was a state wide infrastructure program by the Queensland Government in the early 2000s.


Book Chandelier installation by Ritchie Ares Doña in Knowledge Walk 2006

In 2002 Donovan Hill in association with Peddle Thorp Architects won an international design competition to redesign the State Library. We went back to the past through Queensland Memory’s collection and revisited that time from a design point of view. It was a wonderful opportunity to delve through our recent history and reflect on the effort involved in the construction of this first class 21st century library.

From water colour renders and architectural models to time lapse video of the build, you will be able to view the initial concepts which were realised and some of the concepts that never made it to the final construction phase. It is definitely an interesting insight into this magnificent award-winning building.

Visit us on Level 2 in the Design Lounge to see the exhibition which casts a detailed eye on some of the architectural elements and the interesting ephemera we uncovered in the Millennium Library Project Records 2002-2006 collection.

Where: Asia Pacific Design Library, Level 2, State Library of Queensland

When: Wednesday 12 October 2016 – Friday 25 November 2016

State Library of Queensland will also be hosting a 10th anniversary themed Market Day on Saturday 12 November 2016.