Melton Library and Learning Hub
- Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
fjmt were commissioned by the Shire of Melton to deliver the new Melton Library and Learning Hub. The site located in the old township of Melton originally housed the 1970s original municipal library. The brief was to provide a new contemporary library and community hub for the local community. The project features a double height reading space, multiple community meeting, theatre and teaching spaces.
The project has a very high environmental agenda and will provide a new central civic space for the people of Melton.
The project involved consultation with multiple stakeholders and members of the local community.
The unique design has integrated a broad range of council services throughout the library itself. The maternal child heath nurses offices are adjacent to the children’s library whilst the cafe and library magazine area are in the one place. Incubators spaces for local organizations are within the library and can be accessed after the library is closed. Theaterette/study/meeting spaces are similarly dispersed within the functions of the library complex itself delivering a truly unique community facility. The spaces are all centered around a generous two level volume that orientates movement throughout the building.