COMPLETE were engaged by Sunshine Coast Council to provide concept design services for an extension to the existing public library at Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The current facility is very small and provides outdated accommodation. The layout suffers from poor circulation and a lack of modern library amenities. It is located close to the town’s centre and has good views over an adjacent park and the Obi Obi Creek to the east.
COMPLETE have provided a range of single and two storey concept designs that improve circulation and accessibility, address storage shortfalls and take better advantage of the nearby park and creek setting. Planning for the future implementation of RFID book control systems and more IT has also been considered. In addition, improved carparking and better staff accommodation that is co-located together in a more suitable location within the building is a feature of all design options.