Projects & Discussion | GREEN SQUARE TOWN CENTRE - Page 73 - SkyscraperCity
 

forums map | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Continental Forums > OZScrapers > Local Projects & Discussions > New South Wales > Sydney CBD

Sydney CBD and surrounding inner-city areas


Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old October 30th, 2019, 02:31 AM   #1441
Brizer
Registered User
 
Brizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Sydney_Paris, London, Dubbo
Posts: 17,975
Likes (Received): 6210

GREEN SQUARE LIBRARY

For all those portentous predictors of 'White Elephant' when this was announced and under construction, here's a few photos taken Tues 22 around 2pm.


the western reading area and main entrance.


Around the atrium.


The atrium...that maple needs to put on a bit of growth to create a shady nook there.


The north link area around the tower, between the western reading area and the eastern work area.


The south link area around the tower, between the western reading area and the eastern work area.


The eastern work area and the eastern stairs which double as a small amphitheatre.
__________________

luxvolcon, nOchAos, Gimble, Urbania liked this post

Last edited by Brizer; October 30th, 2019 at 04:22 AM. Reason: 'a' styupud
Brizer está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old October 30th, 2019, 02:44 AM   #1442
PGBSYD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 880
Likes (Received): 382

^ do any non Asians live in Green Square?
PGBSYD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2019, 02:50 AM   #1443
Brizer
Registered User
 
Brizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Sydney_Paris, London, Dubbo
Posts: 17,975
Likes (Received): 6210

Yes.
__________________
Brizer está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old October 31st, 2019, 02:21 AM   #1444
BearCave
Registered User
 
BearCave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,502
Likes (Received): 248

Yes but they don't read.
__________________

cnd liked this post
BearCave no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2019, 06:01 AM   #1445
CULWULLA
Registered User
 
CULWULLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 69,935
Likes (Received): 19195

most sleep. here in council we have a small reading section, most go in there to snooze.lol
__________________
Church Hill tower- 1797, Macquarie Tower-1818, St James Church -1822, Garden Palace- 1879, Sydney Harbour Bridge -1932, Sydney Opera House- 1973, Sydney Tower- 1981, Crown Sydney- 2021, twin towers- 2024, supertall 2025 https://www.buildsydney.com/forum
CULWULLA no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2019, 06:04 AM   #1446
CULWULLA
Registered User
 
CULWULLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 69,935
Likes (Received): 19195

i knew ive seen it before


__________________
Church Hill tower- 1797, Macquarie Tower-1818, St James Church -1822, Garden Palace- 1879, Sydney Harbour Bridge -1932, Sydney Opera House- 1973, Sydney Tower- 1981, Crown Sydney- 2021, twin towers- 2024, supertall 2025 https://www.buildsydney.com/forum
CULWULLA no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2019, 03:18 PM   #1447
Brizer
Registered User
 
Brizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Sydney_Paris, London, Dubbo
Posts: 17,975
Likes (Received): 6210

GREEN SQUARE LIBRARY

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/...07-p538en.html


NATIONAL NSW ARCHITECTURE

Green Square Library architects win two more awards

By Josh Dye
November 7, 2019 — 10.00pm

The architects who designed the Green Square Library and Plaza have won two prestigious awards at the Australian Institute of Architects national awards ceremony on Thursday night.

The innovative underground library and plaza complex, which opened in October last year, caught the judges' attention for preserving "breathing space" in an area set to explode with population growth.


The library features an innovative underground design.

Green Square will become home to 61,000 people by 2030 as the suburb transforms into a high-density apartment metropolis. It will become Australia's most densely populated precinct as the "urban renewal area" spans sprawling developments at Waterloo, Zetland, Alexandria and Rosebery.

Design firms Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture won the institute's Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture. The Award for Urban Design was claimed by the same duo, as well as Hassell Studio.

The jury was impressed by the architects' ability to create something eye-catching in the midst of a bustling space, ensuring all those new residents will have an award-winning cultural masterpiece to enjoy.

"Awarded through an international design competition, this project demonstrates what is possible when architects are encouraged and supported to tackle the challenges of our growing cities," the jury said.


The library has an amphitheatre, a cafe and a subterranean garden. CREDIT:LOUISE KENNERLEY

Jury chair Clare Cousins said high-quality architecture can result in "sustainable and beautiful spaces" for people to enjoy.

"These award winners highlight the creativity in our profession, and their ability to create solutions to our national challenges," Ms Cousins said.

"These works display the best of our profession, where the creative mind sees answers to social and practical problems."

The library's architects transformed land that was once a swamp into a 2300-square metre open space. There is also a cafe and an open-air amphitheatre, plus a six-storey glass tower.


The development includes outdoor space.CREDIT:LOUISE KENNERLEY

Below ground, 40 skylights in the roof provide natural light, while the subterranean garden offers a tranquil spot to read in the fresh air.

The award comes as Sydney is in the grip of a library building boom, with dozens of new and refurbished libraries opening or under construction and the number of visitors rising dramatically.

The number of visitors to the state's public libraries has increased by 6 million over the past 20 years to 35 million in 2017-18.

In July the library and plaza won awards for urban design and public and interior architecture at the NSW Architecture Awards.
__________________

Tired_of_Tomorrow liked this post
Brizer está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old November 9th, 2019, 07:51 AM   #1448
GaryinSydney
Registered User
 
GaryinSydney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,323
Likes (Received): 368

Quote:
Originally Posted by PGBSYD View Post
^ do any non Asians live in Green Square?
Likely not many - went to Green Square Library this arvo and I was almost the only non-Asian in there.

Don't get it? Local ratepayers subsidising Chinese students that use it like a Starbucks?

Not sure how they can borrow anything as non-ratepaying "residents", they surely they just use the facilities to study and access free wi-fi?
GaryinSydney no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 9th, 2019, 08:24 AM   #1449
Brizer
Registered User
 
Brizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Sydney_Paris, London, Dubbo
Posts: 17,975
Likes (Received): 6210

The library, as for all council libraries, is provided by council for the community, not just ratepayers.

Rates do not provide the sole source of income for council.

We are a focal point between 4 universities so it is unsurprising that many local residents are students who pay rent to apartment owning ratepayers.

If you are a local resident you may borrow; borrowing is not limited to rate paying residents.

NB In the City of Sydney, pensioners do not pay rates.
__________________

nOchAos, Sky_Is_The_Limit liked this post
Brizer está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2019, 01:37 AM   #1450
Gimble
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,479
Likes (Received): 1383

Actually any resident of NSW can join City of Sydney libraries.
__________________

Brizer, mw123, cnd, Eastern37 liked this post
Gimble no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2019, 10:38 PM   #1451
Waterlooo
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 48
Likes (Received): 27

Quote:
Originally Posted by GaryinSydney View Post
Likely not many - went to Green Square Library this arvo and I was almost the only non-Asian in there.

Don't get it? Local ratepayers subsidising Chinese students that use it like a Starbucks?

Not sure how they can borrow anything as non-ratepaying "residents", they surely they just use the facilities to study and access free wi-fi?
What uninformed nonsense. Imagine trying to be in govt building libraries for people to use for free to broaden their minds and facing this sort of pointless xenophobic conservatism.
__________________

Beep1Beep2, (the), mw123, AlphaBravo, cnd, Eastern37 liked this post
Waterlooo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 02:27 AM   #1452
BearCave
Registered User
 
BearCave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 2,502
Likes (Received): 248

Being Asian appearance doesn't automatically means they are overseas students either.
__________________

Brizer, (the), mw123, AlphaBravo liked this post
BearCave no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:44 AM   #1453
GaryinSydney
Registered User
 
GaryinSydney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,323
Likes (Received): 368

What a surprise, Miracle supermarket opening at Infinity......

Last edited by GaryinSydney; Yesterday at 07:59 AM.
GaryinSydney no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 11:22 AM   #1454
Gimble
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,479
Likes (Received): 1383

Quote:
Originally Posted by GaryinSydney View Post
What a surprise, Miracle supermarket opening at Infinity......
Subtle.
Gimble no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 12:42 PM   #1455
Brizer
Registered User
 
Brizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Sydney_Paris, London, Dubbo
Posts: 17,975
Likes (Received): 6210

But not quite subtle enough, along with a couple of other recent comments, to avoid joining my Ignore List.
__________________

Stadium Lover liked this post
Brizer está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 12:10 AM   #1456
GaryinSydney
Registered User
 
GaryinSydney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,323
Likes (Received): 368

Cheers Blizer
GaryinSydney no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us