Waitakere Library And UNITEC Facilities / Architectus & Athfield Architects

© Simon Devitt

Architects: Architectus & Athfield Architects
Location: Auckland,
Project area: 8,000 sqm
Project year: 2006
Photographs: Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt

Designed by Auckland in conjunction with Athfield Architects, this project consists of the new Waitakere City Central Library, which also integrates the UNITEC collection and new teaching facilities for the UNITEC Institute of Technology.

Sited adjacent to the existing UNITEC building, the two buildings (and a third, attached car parking building) are arranged around a new pedestrian street and urban square to form a new civic precinct. Part of a building programme that includes the nearby Waitakere Civic Centre, the project is intended to act as a catalyst for the future development of the local CBD.

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The Library is the largest in Auckland, with a depth of collection and a range of services greater than any of the city’s other libraries. The collections available include a specialist collection for the entire library system, an extensive New Zealand and Pacific collection and a developing corporate library service.

© Simon Devitt

The new UNITEC building accommodates general teaching, laboratories, lecture and student facilities and administration.

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Cite: "Waitakere Library And UNITEC Facilities / Architectus & Athfield Architects" 16 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=124988>
  • w

    Last time I went there they clamped my car! Nice library tho…

  • Lexington

    Come on this project is 2006. Trawling through old listings posted by architects who have just recently discovered AD – not great. New projects only please …

    • http://www.joshuamings.com Josh Mings

      Its new for people who aren’t in that region.