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  7. Waitakere Library And UNITEC Facilities / Architectus + Athfield Architects

Waitakere Library And UNITEC Facilities / Architectus + Athfield Architects

  • 00:00 - 16 April, 2011
Waitakere Library And UNITEC Facilities / Architectus + Athfield Architects
Waitakere Library And UNITEC Facilities / Architectus + Athfield Architects, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 8

  • Architects

    Architectus & Athfield Architects
  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Area

    8000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Designed by Architectus 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.

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

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
© Simon Devitt

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

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Waitakere Library And UNITEC Facilities / Architectus + Athfield Architects" 16 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/124988/waitakere-library-and-unitec-facilities-architectus-athfield-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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