Completion year 2006
The $28 million Edith Cowan University (ECU) Library and Resources Building reinvented the concept of the ‘library’ on a university campus. It reflects the rapid evolution of technology and education and is more of a modern social hub than a library of the past.
The foyer, coffee shop, internet café, bookshop, vibrant 24/7 computer “mega lab”, courtyards and the library itself are combined and intertwined by a central space reminiscent of an Escher drawing: each element intrudes on the other, making its presence and identity known. The interconnectivity and activity of the interior, carefully designed by JCY Architects, is achieved through open connections between the different levels and the foyer and the glazed exterior of the building is wrapped by a “veil” of louvres.
WGE worked collaboratively with JCY Architects and ECU to achieve the project objectives and meet the user requirements.
Services provided as part of the mechanical system included:
The building mechanical services included the following elements:
Electrical services provided to the building included:
Hydraulics and fire services infrastructure included:
Additionally the building hydraulics and fire for sanitary, water, gas and down pipes were successfully completed by the WGE team.