Sydney should be congratulated for seeking designs not only for the library but also the urban space that it will enclose. For buildings such as these to form a successful cultural contribution to the urban fabric they need to provide opportunity for people to interact and in so doing share knowledge and ideas that in turn define the intended use of the architecture.
“The City of Sydney has just announced the winning team in the international competition to design a new library and plaza for Green Square, one of the city’s major new developments. The jury, including famed architects John Denton, George Hargreaves, and Pritzker Prize winner Glenn Murcutt, selected the entry by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Colin Stewart Architects from a field of 167 entrants from 29 countries.”
(Via Archinect.com Feed.)