Toowoomba City Library


Peddle Thorp Architects


Hutchinson Builders


National Masonry

Products Used:

Designer Range - Polished Face - Charcoal

Building Contractor:

Southern Cross Bricklaying

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The new Toowoomba City Library is a major initiative as part of the city’s masterplan for growth. The building creates distinct and contemporary civic presence addressing a prominent corner of the city centre edge. The new Library acts as a marker upon arrival to the central city and the civic precinct.

The new building has a floor area of over 6,800m² and includes the new City Library, community meeting rooms, a cycle centre and basement car park. The facade composition of copper panelling, blockwork, glazing and sun shading creates a contemporary architectural response to the historic city fabric. Transparency and engagement are key design initiatives with views from both inside and outside the building encouraging an engagement with the community.

BRIGHT copper cladding has been added to the city's new $24.5 million library in a earthy colour toning which was appropriate for Toowoomba given the red soil in the region.