Four architectural design teams have been chosen to submit designs for the $83.1 million State Library Victoria Vision 2020 Redevelopment Project in Victoria, Australia.
The large-scale project includes the restoration of the historic Queen’s Hall, reopening of the library’s Russell Street entrance, an e-Town Hall, and new spaces for early learning, digital media, entrepreneurship, and exhibitions.
The four shortlisted teams are:
- Architectus / Schmidt Hammer Lassen supported by Andronas Conservation Architects, Irwin Consult, and Steensen Varming Engineers
- Ashton Raggatt McDougall supported by Bryce Raworth Heritage Architects, Bonacci Group, and Norman Disney & Young
- Conrad Gargett / Lyons supported by Bonacci Group and Norman Disney & Young Engineers
- Hassell supported by Purcell Heritage Architects and AECOM Engineers
The teams were evaluated and selected based on their previous experience with similar projects, design skills, and knowledge with respect to refurbishing historic buildings and cultural innovations.
The winner of the competition will be announced in March 2016, with construction beginning in 2017.
News via World Architecture Community.