ARM wins Victorian Architecture Medal for Geelong Library

ARM wins Victorian Architecture Medal for Geelong Library

Congratulations to ARM for their recent win of the Australian Institute of Australia – Victorian Architecture Medal.

The project also won the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture, Marion Mahoney Award for Interior Architecture and the Regional Prize.

“The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre is an exemplar public project and a significant new landmark for the City of Geelong,” said Hamish Lyon, chair of juries. “A striking piece of architecture and major community hub, it has elevated the role of public architecture for both Geelong and the wider regional community.”

Atkar was proud to be a part of the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre project, and it was one of our largest projects to date. Atkar’s Au.diPanel was selected by ARM as the supreme choice due to its outstanding acoustic performance and its versatility to create a premium finish that was both functional and attractive. Every panel was custom made to suit ARM’s design and were painted in a myriad of different colours to create an amazing mosaic affect. The end result was outstanding.

We wish ARM the best of luck in the final 2016 National Architecture Awards, which will be announced in November.

Take a look inside

Architel.TV recently completed a special feature on the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.

The Dome’s architect, Ian McDougall (a founding director of ARM Architecture) shows us around this iconic building. Taking us through the story and challenges surrounding the construction of this seminal building.


  • The Lobby

  • 3D Hypercube

  • Geelong Library