Springwood Library can become a serene lounge room for the Blue Mountains community; a room filled with books, fitted with approachable technology, framed by a robust structure and imbued with the presence of the surrounding bush. The existing library is a closed building, designed when libraries were hushed places for solitary reading. The renovation will create a more dynamic space that performs the modern library’s evolving role as a public place to meet, learn and interact.

By Toby Breakspear, Tiffany Liew, in collaboration with McGregor Coxall Landscape Architects, 2016.