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New Oran Park library wins 2018 Outstanding Community Project of the Year award

A new $14 million library and community resource centre at Oran Park Town, NSW, has received the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue (the Dialogue) Outstanding Community Project of the Year award, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Project partners Camden Council, Landcom and Greenfields Development Company accepted the award for the design of Oran Park Library at a dinner in Sydney on 8 November.

Entries to the award were assessed against criteria reflecting the Dialogue’s stakeholders’ ‘collective view of the principles that best guide the region’s development’ the Dialogue director Adam Leto told Architecture & Design.

‘The Oran Park library project particularly impressed us with its expression of the Dialogue’s vision of a connected, productive, liveable and smart and sustainable Greater Western Sydney,’ said Leto.

Greenfields Development Company director Mark Perich said the new library forms an integral part of the Civic Precinct, which includes a new council building, a shopping centre, commercial space and a smart work hub.

‘The library is designed in zones to enable different stages of learning, and includes performance spaces, interactive screens, and doors that open the building onto outside activities,’ said Perich.

‘The library’s interior design celebrates the town’s history as a race track, incorporating artworks made from car and motorcycle parts and grid motifs on the carpet and walls,’ he said.

Camden Mayor Peter Sidgreaves said the Oran Park library, which opened in June this year, was well-received by the community, with more than 1000 members joining in recent months.

‘Residents of all ages have welcomed this new public facility and embraced it as a place to relax, learn and socialise as well as connect with the latest technologies,’ said Sidgreaves.

 

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