The new Marrickville Library has been awarded the prestigious NSW Premier's Prize in this year's 2020 NSW Architecture Awards.

Since opening last year, the Library has become an epicentre for community activity, with Marrickville locals flocking to Patyegarang Place for events, programs, some of the world's best coffee, and of course to borrow their favourite books!

In addition to the Premier's Prize, the Library also took out the Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture and a People's Choice Award in the "Life" category.

As the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects put it, 'this project represents a vision for the future of public architecture, as a facilitator of community engagement and a celebration of its historic and natural environment.'

The Library is a powerful reminder of just how important public space and services is for local communities and sets an enviable standard in public infrastructure. Congratulations to BVN architects on their award-winning design.

Congratulations to Inner West Council and former Marrickville Council for achieving the vision for the Library. And most of all, congratulations to the entire Marrickville community for their passionate advocacy of our local library.