Toowoomba City Library – Australia
James Cubitt Architects Pty Ltd (JCP) in Association with Peddle Thorp Architects (PTA) were appointed by Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) to undertake the design of the new Toowoomba City Library and Civic Square. Working partnership with key design collaborators including Place Design Group, the project has sought to provide the city of Toowoomba and the region itself with a technologically savvy, ESD considered, contextually appropriate and socially aware community facility. Knowledge, information, and technology have become key ingredients in the shaping and advancing the quality of life for our communities and a successful community is one in which people can easily access new information, learn and acquire skills. The Library’s role in providing functional, flexible and memorable space lies at the heart of the process of reinvention for the Toowoomba City Library. As a hub for the region the building has been designed to provide a place, in which people can interact, research, read, relax and be entertained. The primary objective of the project is to provide space for the relocation of the Toowoomba City Library due to redevelopment of the current building. In relocating the library TRC benefits from the opportunity to modernise library service delivery to the Toowoomba community and create an integrated Civic building that engages with the people through the creation of not only the library but a set of unique community spaces and purpose designed civic square.