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Melbourne Library Dockland

28 November 2014

SIGNIFICANT AUSTRIAN INVOLVEMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MELBOURNE LIBRARY AT THE DOCK

Earlier this year, Melbourne celebrated the inauguration of Australia’s most sustainable and first community building made of wood, the Library at the Dock.

Setting new environmental benchmarks, the building is constructed primarily from Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and recycled hardwood. The CLT-panels are made by the Austrian company Stora Enso . CLT is a solid wood construction product consisting of bonded single-layer panels arranged at right angles to each another. CLT is extremely versatile, eco-friendly (one cubic metre of wood stores approximately one ton of CO2) and can be fully combined with other building materials.

The roof beams and girders for the library were supplied by the Austrian wood processing company Pabst Pabst. And responsible for the cohesion of the wooden elements are the connection systems made by the innovative Austrian company Sherpa .

The three storey, 55 metre long building with views of the waterfront includes other sustainable features like passive ventilation, solar panels and water collection from the roof.

For further information about the Library at the Dock in Melbourne please visit this link .


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