External views of the Duhig Building during refurbishment, The University of Queensland Library, St Lucia, 1997 to 1998

The University of Queensland Library (1997). External views of the Duhig Building during refurbishment, The University of Queensland Library, St Lucia, 1997 to 1998.

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Creator The University of Queensland Library
Title External views of the Duhig Building during refurbishment, The University of Queensland Library, St Lucia, 1997 to 1998
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1997
Year available 2007
Series The University of Queensland Library, Duhig Building refurbishment, 1997-1998
Type image/jpg
Original Format Photograph; col.
Source The University of Queensland Library, Duhig Building refurbishment, 1997-1998, image 28
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In 1998, the University of Queensland’s Undergraduate Library and Central Library amalgamated into a single Social Sciences and Humanities Library, and work commenced on this project in August 1997. To overcome the problem of the separate buildings, a single-storey structure called ‘The Link’ was built to connect them, without seriously detracting from the heritage-listed façade of the Duhig Building. The refurbishment included Fryer Library on Level 4 and the UQ Graduate School Study Centre on Level 4 and Level 5 of the Duhig Building.

The design brief for the refurbishment focused on making facilities easier to use and attractive, and providing a window on the world of knowledge designed around client access and use of real and virtual information resources. The refurbishment of the building won a Highly Commended Award in the 1999 Royal Australian Institute of Architects Association awards. A major architectural achievement, the Library Building seamlessly combines two formerly separate buildings into one by means of a "link" construction. The $10 million refurbishment was designed by Hamilton Wilson of Wilson Architects and constructed by Barclay Mowlem. The Honourable Peter Beattie MLA, then Queensland Premier, opened the library officially, in October 1998.
Keyword University of Queensland Library
University of Queensland Library Libraries (buildings)
Wilson Architects
Refurbishment

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