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Mackay library wins top state award for design

Dudley Denny City Library in Mackay, Queensland, has won top spot in the 2017 Master Builders Queensland Awards’ Refurbishment/Renovation over $2 million award category, reports the Daily Mercury.

The judges cited the library’s ‘thoughtful design and functional layout as well as the use of a striking glass lantern skylight positioned over the original dome’.

The library’s open-plan design comprises an interactive floor projector, reading nooks and interactive spaces for ‘imaginative play and sensory experiences’, as well as a 300sqm outdoor terrace with tropical plantings, an interactive playground and a recreation zone.

The library is now eligible for the National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards in November.


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