Ngutungka – Place of Knowledge, West Lakes


Ngutungka, Kaurna for Place of Knowledge, has a design narrative built around ‘exchange’. Exchange of knowledge, ideas, creativity and skills. A place for sharing, learning, discovery, discussion and fun.

Located in the civic heart of the new WEST precinct, Ngutungka occupies the ground level and is part of Brown Falconer’s precinct design to create a hub for a new community. Intentionally located, Ngutungka was designed in consideration of the overall master plan to provide community amenity, liven the Main Street and activate the oval and plaza.

The interior is as an extension of the ‘urban context’ providing a ‘small city’ experience with laneways, a highly textured palette and diversity of form expression. The civic library, a free and public service, encourages community contribution, activity and participation. It is a uniquely adaptable, flexible, inclusive and tactile environment that through its changeability continues to surprise and delight its visitors.

City of Charles Sturt
West Lakes, South Australia
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