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Past to Present: State Library Victoria tour with Open House Melbourne

We’re thrilled to team-up once again with Open House Melbourne to provide a walk through the evolution of Australia’s oldest public library, with a behind-the-scenes tour exploring three different eras of Library architecture.

The historic library takes up a full city block and is 23 buildings that have evolved over the last 160 years. The 2020 Vision for the State Library Victoria designed by Architectus with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has increased public space by 40% and seating by 70% and has returned the inimitable Ian Potter Queen’s Hall to Victorians after being closed for 15 years.

Architectus Principal and Melbourne Studio Leader, Ruth Wilson will be hosting select guided tours on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July at 2:15pm, taking a special look at the library’s redevelopment.

Limited tickets available here.

Architectus Principal and Melbourne Studio Leader Ruth Wilson infront of the State Library Victoria

Photo by Jesse Marlow