More information on Food, Retail & Services
Standard hours for food trucks in:
Creative Quarter: 11am - 3pm
Tech Park: 11am - 3pm
Building 500: 8am - 11:30am
Find out more about Curtin’s food, retail and other services around campus.
The TL Robertson Library (Building 105), built in 1972, now requires significant infrastructure works to address end-of-life services and ensure reliable and sustainable operations moving forward. The required works present an opportunity to extend the scope of the project to also modernise the building’s facilities and respond to the contemporary needs of the Curtin community.
Local architect, Hames Sharley have partnered with international architecture firm, Schmidt Hammer Lassen to deliver the project’s design solution. Schmidt Hammer Lassen bring global expertise to contemporary library design, including experience in China, New Zealand, Canada and Denmark.
The re-design focuses on preserving the building’s iconic brutalist architecture, whilst creating additional internal space through the construction of a new services tower and revitalising internal spaces to facilitate an exemplar experience in informal learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration across disciplines. The design will also enhance the Library’s connection with Sir Charles Court Promenade and surrounding public realm areas.
The TL Robertson Library is a landmark at the historical centre of the Perth campus and is an important part of the Curtin student experience. The refurbishment will transform the facility into an informal learning and research hub, showcasing connection and collaboration in addition to collections and technology. The project will have a significant impact on the day-to-day experience for students and the broader community – works will create over 2000sqm of additional usable floor space and excellent new services and amenity.
Main construction works commenced in 2021 and while it was anticipated that the works would be completed in stages to enable the Library building to continue operating during construction, the complexity of the project has meant the Library will be closed from December 2021 – February 2023. Closing the Library for this period will enable works to be completed more quickly, safely and efficiently.
Despite the closure, Library services including study spaces, computers, printing, copying, scanning, 24/7 areas and ‘click and collect’ will continue to be available across three refurbished hubs located in Buildings 103/106, 201 and 418. This will provide students a superior Library experience than continuing to use the building while under construction.
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