Diary note

 DIARY NOTE: 11.30am Tuesday 26 February

Design competition winner revealed 

WHAT: Announcement of winner and spectacular designs that have come from the City of Sydney’s international design competition for new  $40 million  library at Green Square. Up to date video footage and high resolution images will be available.

WHEN: 11.30am Tuesday February 26 2013

WHERE: Lord Mayor’s Reception Room Sydney Town Hall, George Street

WHO: Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Pritzker prize-winning jury member Glenn Murcutt, competition winners

BACKGROUND: Green Square is an $8 billion, 278 hectare urban development halfway between the airport and the city centre.

Within two decades, the Green Square site will be home to 40,000 people, a village similar in population to the city of Dubbo, making it the biggest urban development in the country. About 6,800 Green Square residents will live in the 14-hectare Green Square Town Centre where the new library and plaza will be built.

To get the best design for the plaza and library, the city last year ran a two-stage international design competition using rules approved by the Australian Institute of Architects.

On October 20 last year Lord Mayor Clover Moore announced five finalists:

Sydney: Stewart Hollenstein in association with Colin Stewart Architects

Adelaide: JPE Design Studio

Melbourne: John Wardle Architects

England: Flannery & de la Pole

Fremantle: Felix Laboratories

For more information visit greensquarelibrary.com.au

For media enquiries or images, contact City of Sydney Media Specialist Matthew Moore 0431 050 963 or email mmoore@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au