A scale model of the ground floor and exterior of the Cultural and Civic Space is now on view at the newly-opened Culture Hub in Coffs Central.
“Seeing the interior and layout to scale – and how the library, gallery and museum interconnect and work together – really brings the whole project alive,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight.
“The internal street that runs through the building and the way it opens up the whole space is much easier to see in 3D and I hope lots of people take the opportunity to have a look at the model to see what a wonderful welcoming place it’s going to be.
“For the first time, you can imagine yourself walking into the building and finding yourself in this light-filled atrium that soars up to a striking circular skylight while people move around you visiting the museum, gallery or library, meeting friends, heading off to an art or digital course in the makerspace, or to the digital creative studio maybe to record a song, develop an app, or make a video or podcast.
“You can also see the rooftop terrace and outdoor terrace off the library area, which are some of the building’s most exciting features.
“It’s a been a complex building to explain and I’d urge people to see the model as it really helps you understand its impact and how it all works.
“The Cultural and Civic Space will be a resource for the entire community and a landmark destination that will truly put our city on the map.”
The model shows a detailed view of the ground floor and building exterior. The outer shell of the model lifts off to reveal a scale representation of the ground floor – museum, gallery, internal street and ground floor library including children’s area.
A smaller, 3D printed version in plastic is also on display for children to touch and handle.
The model is on display in the window of the Culture Hub so can be seen at any time, or pop into the Hub for a closer look during opening hours – Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.