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Melbourne CBD building to include ‘highly curated’ street-level public library

A 70-storey residential and commercial building approved for the Melbourne CBD will include a street-level public library run in collaboration with Victoria University, reports Architecture Australia.

Architect Jean Nouvel said the ‘highly curated’ library will allow the public to borrow and contribute books, and be accessible through a laneway that will also feature shops, bars, galleries, restaurants and a video arcade.

The laneway is part of the design’s intention to ‘introduce a highly active ground plane which ties into Victoria University’s adjoining development program at its city campus’.

The building will accommodate 488 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and a 196-room hotel.


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