Architecture Australia reports the Victorian Government has announced the winning consortium selected to design the $83 million redevelopment of the State
Library of Victoria (SLV).

Australian architecture practice Architectus and Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, supported by Andronas Conservation Architects, Irwin
Consult and Steensen Varming Engineers, pipped three other consortia in the two-stage selection process.

The redevelopment involves expansion of the library’s public spaces to create a more accessible and adaptable facility.

The dome galleries are to be transformed into open access collection spaces and the Russell Street entrance will be re-opened.

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