As the AV specialists working on the City of Perth Library, CHW collaborated alongside award-winning Kerry Hill Architects to create one of Perth’s most stunning buildings. Completed in 2015, the library forms part of the Cathedral and Treasury Precinct redevelopment, and along with the plaza is the first major public building the City of Perth has commissioned since 1973.
Crucial for the City of Perth was developing an environment which provided space for people to connect with each other, and a place where users could research, read, use equipment, and participate in special events. To facilitate this, CHW designed AV systems tailored to a variety of uses depending on their context.
Overall, CHW designed 14 unique AV spaces, ranging from meetings rooms to multipurpose rooms and included a state-of-the-art Video-Wall comprising of 24 flat panel displays. CHW was also responsible for the design of the Library’s PA, Digital Signage, and External Webcam system – working alongside relevant stakeholder to integrate these elements into the architectural design.
Fundamentally, CHW’s consultants were able to deliver on the City of Perth’s vision for the library that also aligned with the future of information technology. With its state-of-the-art facilities, the Library has attracted users from across Perth’s metropolitan areas and is a key milestone for the City of Perth.