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Date July 2004
Client Bovis Lend Lease
Design partner Hassell Architects
Consulting engineer Roy B Hoskins & Associates

North Lakes Library

Combining several building media for an attractive result.

North Lakes Library Project (2004) North Lakes Community Centre, Mango Hill


The successful combination of multiple building media has rarely been as evident as in this example of concrete, steel, timber, stainless steel and glass. Each element introduces it’s own unique influence on the overall design. What essentially is a simple layout has developed into a classic contemporary design through the introduction of each material and careful attention to detail. The result is a welcoming staircase for the library.

Stringer Construction: Commercial grade “Surf Mist” powdercoated steel folded tread plate mono-stringers to existing polished concrete landing (MS1).

Treads: Pre-finished select grade 32mm Spotted Gum tread/riser assemblies with rebated 33mm Latham 322S “Sparkling Black” non-slip nosing strips

Balustrade: 50mm SHS satin stainless stanchions with through glass patch fittings supporting 10mm clear toughened glass in-fill balustrade or 90x32mm pre-finished select grade Spotted Gum battens mounted to satin stainless frames, and Continuous 38.1mm CHS stainless steel handrail.