State Library Victoria Redevelopment

Vision 2020

The Vision 2020 redevelopment project is transforming State Library Victoria, Australia’s oldest and busiest public library and one of Victoria’s most important cultural institutions.

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Vision 2020 design for The Ian Potter Queen's Hall

This ambitious program ensures that the Library continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of our vibrant, diverse community, both in Melbourne and in regional Victoria, today and into the future.

At the heart of Vision 2020 is the refurbishment of the Library’s incomparable heritage spaces, the creation of innovative new spaces for children and teenagers, and the reinvention of our services as we embrace new technologies and promote digital literacy and creativity for all Victorians.

The design is being led by an international, award-winning team combining the talents of Australasian design firm Architectus with Scandinavia’s Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, and is due for completion on 5 December 2019.

Vision 2020 is an $88.1 million project funded by $60.4 million from the Victorian Government, with the remainder raised through philanthropic support.

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