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The Exchange Darling Square

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Artist's impression of the new library
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Time Out says

The City of Sydney's new library will take over two floors of the Kengo Kuma designed bird's nest structure coming to Darling Square

The City of Sydney’s brand new library is due to open in mid-2019. The six-storey building called the Exchange has been designed by globally acclaimed architecture firm Kengo Kuma Architects and it will include a new library housed across two floors, a public plaza, a childcare centre, a rooftop bar and restaurants.

The new food court will feature 12 outlets that cover everything from breakfast right through to dinner and dessert, with the 13th venue slated to be the new Golden Century. Andy Bowdy’s second venue is slated to open there, as well as a Japanese pasta restaurant called Pasta Wafu.

The building will take a spiral bird’s nest shape, built from 23 kilometres of sustainably sourced timber panels that curve around the outside.

Darling Square Library will replace Haymarket Library, and it’ll house 30,000 items, from newspapers to an Asian literature collection. They’ll have free WiFi, study spaces and an Ideas Lab, where start-ups can access a program of workshops, seminars and events.

By: Emma Joyce



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