24th May, 2023 Lightmoves

Two Lightmoves’ projects featured in Melbourne Design Week exhibition Melbourne Now: Civic Architecture. 


Two Lightmoves’ projects are currently featured in the Melbourne Design Week exhibition, Melbourne Now: Civic Architecture!

Award-winning projects, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre and Broadmeadows Town Hall, make up 2 of 5 architectural studies on display at the The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.


The glass cube building of broadmeadows town hall is seen from the pathway illuminated in red

Broadmeadows Town Hall

Geelong Library

“Civic Architecture is a survey of five award-winning civic projects by Melbourne architects that have been catalysts for transformation in different neighbourhoods.

The places, buildings and objects displayed in Civic Architecture are a record of our times: they reflect the cultural identities of their locations and the types of services required to support the people residing there.”

Timothy Moore, Curator of Contemporary Design & Architecture, NGV

Lightmoves provided a lighting control system for the Geelong Library which enhanced the sustainability & functionality of its state-of-the-art design.

Sensors throughout activate lighting scenes according to what it is in use. Customisable lighting control is enabled for staff via the intuitive Philips Dynalite Antrumbra display panels. The system is integrated with the Building Management System via BACnet. Various assets can be controlled centrally, including the lighting, HVAC and other automated utilities. The library is heralded as a study in sensitive, sustainable design. It is one of the first public buildings in Australia to achieve a 5-star Green Star rating.



“The [library] as a whole is high-performing. Best-practice principles of environmentally sensitive design have been incorporated inside and out… the interior of the GLHC is an inspired combination of form and function, with each level semi-isolated for a particular purpose while able to incorporate multiple functions…”

Kirsty Sier, Architecture and Design 

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre: Exterior

In 2016, the library won the Victorian Architecture Medal, the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture, the Marion Mahony Award for Interior Architecture, the Regional Prize (AIA), and the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture.

Lightmoves was also involved in the provision of lighting control for the ‘glowing cube’ annex added to the Town Hall during its comprehensive refurbishment. The lighting displays, programmed to commemorate community events, have been credited with visually uniting the community and adding a welcome element of surprise to the beloved space.

Broadmeadows Town Hall went on to win best in category for Architectural Design at the awards. It also won the Victorian Architecture Medal – after first winning in the Heritage category and gaining a commendation for Public Architecture.

Broadmeadows Town Hall glass cube building is seen from across the street illuminated in red, pink and blue

‘Cube’ of Broadmeadows Town Hall

“The cube serves as a beacon of light, connecting the community…”

Victorian Premier’s Design Awards 

“The Broadmeadows Town Hall is a skillful example of what can be achieved when outdated community buildings are adaptively reused rather than replaced. Clever internal planning carefully considers each new element while the best of the existing fabric is respected and championed…”

Public Architecture Jury for the Australian Institute of Architects

Melbourne Now: Civic Architecture is showing this weekend at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV.

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Integral Group


ARM Architecture

Kane Constructions Pty Ltd

Broadmeadows Town Hall Redevelopment

Kerstin Thompson Architects

Building Engineering

 Integral Group


Photography of Geelong Library by Emma Cross

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