GLENROY COMMUNITY HUB
WURUNDJERI COUNTRY, GLENROY, VICTORIA
In a first for community building in Australia, the Hub is Passive House certified, while also built to achieve Living Building Challenge Petal Certification and Zero Energy Certification. Each one a rigorous sustainability certification that measures not only environmental performance, but also demand high-comfort standards that support the health, happiness and wellbeing of users.
Open in May 2022, the Hub provides the City of Moreland community with a welcoming, nature-inspired environment to learn, grow, celebrate and heal. Its centrepiece is the new contemporary library, with Glenroy Memorial Kindergarten, Maternal Child Health, a community health provider, neighbourhood learning and childcare collocated with the library. Framing the Hub as a ‘social connector’ is a key strategy to increase community awareness of the range of Council services and interaction.
Photography by Dianna Snape