Taradale Public Library
The most recent public building on which Dougan Larkworthy Team Architects has carried out design and documentation services is the Taradale Public Library for Napier City Council. The design concept was to create light airy spaces with strong visual links to the existing park on the south side of the site. The total building form emphasises this orientation in that all the roofs slope upwards from the wall on the north side. The internal planning is set so that most users experience these views over the park. The project was carried out on a Design & Build basis with a Guaranteed Maximum Price and was completed within a tight timeframe and within budget. It has received much praise from staff and users.