Coastline reflected in new Cove Civic Centre

Read about how designs for the new Cove Civic Centre are inspired by the local coastline.

 City Limits Magazine Issue 47 December 2014 front coverThis article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 47 - December 2014.

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The exterior of the $13.4 million Cove Civic Centre is being brought to life with specially fitted steel sheets and glass panels and that mirror the local coastline.

Facades along Lonsdale Road and Ramrod Avenue feature textured metal cladding and smooth glass that symbolise rugged rock formations and still water.

Manager strategic projects John Valentine said the building design was derived from the geology and landscape of the Hallett Cove region.

“The design of Cove Civic Centre reflects the local environment, history and culture,” Mr Valentine said.

“Textured metal sheets and smooth glass illustrate the rocky ridges of the coast and the long thin pools of water that sit between them.

City Limits Magazine - Dec 14 - Issue 47 - Cove Civic Centre“The metal and glass will bring the building to life by changing appearance at different times of the day and year.”

Cove Civic Centre will open next year as a state-of-the-art library, community and enterprise facility.

It will provide access to 35,000 library items, a computer training suite, community hall and meeting rooms.

The City of Marion contributed $10 million towards the construction of Cove Civic Centre and $3.4 million has been provided by the Federal Government.

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