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State Library Victoria


One of the goals for the redevelopment of the historic State Library Victoria was to reinforced Melbourne's position as a UNESCO City of Literature and its reputation as a world-class centre for culture, arts and events. In a statement to, State Library CEO Kate Torney said, “When we set out to renew our Library, we knew it would require both world-leading expertise in reimagining what a library could be and local insight into what Victorians want and need.” This vision was achieved through the collaboration of Australasian design firm Architectus and Scandinavia's Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.

One highlight is the redevelopment of the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, returning to public use after being closed for 16 years.

3S Lighting manufactured linear extrusion luminaires for various areas of the project. For us, it is about making a difference with our Australian made products and we are proud of being a part of this Australian project, which just won the Library Design Award 2021.

Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Architectus
Lighting Design: Steensen Varming
Builder: Built

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