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New library for Sydney’s Darling Harbour

The City of Sydney will open a new two-storey, 2225sqm library as part of the $3.4bn redevelopment of Darling Harbour, reports Business Insider.

The library will take up two floors of the planned six-storey Darling Exchange, a circular building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. It will replace the Haymarket library on George Street, which is only a quarter of the size and has 120,000 visitors a day.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the library will include ‘a flexible space for seminars and workshops, with technology to support entrepreneurs and innovators’. The building will also include a retail centre, childcare centre, restaurants and bars, a fresh food market and space for creative start-ups.

The Darling Exchange, which is yet to be approved, is expected to open in 2018.


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