[COM] COM/CAN: Aurora on Pirie | 54/57m | 14/15lvls | Office

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[COM] Re: #U/C: Aurora on Pirie | 54/57m | 14/15lvls | Office

#481 Post by Pikey » Wed May 27, 2009 10:14 pm

Shuz wrote:I don't mind the lower levels of the structure, where they used reflective glass. But on the upper levels, where the facade has started to break up and is setback from the street, it looks a bit distorted. They also opted for the cheaper 'see-through' glass on the upper levels. Not a whole lot of consistency. Is a bit of a disappointing result, as it looks like it came straight out of the books of those behind the City Central development. 5/10
Shuz, the cladding is the same the whole way up, what you are seeing in the above pic is the sun shining through the upper levels, the lower levels are in shade. The cladding is consistent the whole way up.
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#482 Post by Adelarch » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:30 am

A few finishing touches to Aurora it would appear

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#483 Post by Pants » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:30 pm

Thanks for the pics Adelarch. Good to see the building from a few new angles.

Not all that happy with how it turned out tbh (especially up against the render below). It's no more inspiring than any of the CC towers, which it resembles a little bit too much. It'll looked better coupled with the western tower though, whenever that gets built.

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#484 Post by AtD » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:23 pm

The person who ordered the glass must have been colour blind.

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#485 Post by monotonehell » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:51 am

AtD wrote:The person who ordered the glass must have been colour blind.
Maybe it was left over from the Myer Centre? ;)

I think this building looks better in person actually.
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#486 Post by Matt » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:19 am

One of the worst, if not the worst looking building to go up in Adelaide in recent memory.

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#487 Post by crawf » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:41 pm

To be honest I actually like it, looks better in person.
Pants wrote:Thanks for the pics Adelarch. Good to see the building from a few new angles.

Not all that happy with how it turned out tbh (especially up against the render below). It's no more inspiring than any of the CC towers, which it resembles a little bit too much. It'll looked better coupled with the western tower though, whenever that gets built.

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#488 Post by Will » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:03 pm

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and with that in mind, I have to admit that I actually like this building!

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#489 Post by skyliner » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:29 pm

Don't forget it was designed to go withthe western tower - this would alter our perception of it. Standing alone it appears as though something is missing - indicated by the western wall.

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#490 Post by Nathan » Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:36 pm

The render was completely un-realistic. The building looks very different. That said, when they added the brown/copper colour to the western wall, it made the green glass look much better.

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#491 Post by Ben » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:57 am

This is was the updated render which i think looks quite a lot like the finished product which I quite like too.

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#492 Post by Pants » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:35 am

I thought there might have been a render out there with greener glass, but the one I posted was still the one used on the building's website, so wasn't so sure.

Still, while the (almost) finished product does resemble the render more closely, it's still a disappointing building IMO. I don't expect architectural miracles every time, but it's just another box with cheap green glass.

I have to admit though, I haven't seen it in person, so should perhaps shut my mouth until I do.

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#493 Post by Just build it » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:50 pm

Pants wrote: I have to admit though, I haven't seen it in person, so should perhaps shut my mouth until I do.
There's a decent chance it won't change your view TBH. There's really no outstanding features that are being obscured in the photos. If people didn't have a keen interest in architecture and new developments they probably wouldn't look twice.

I'm glad it's been built and don't vehemently dislike anything about it but I expected it would look a little 'flusher, slicker, sharper'. It certainly needs it's twin completed ASAP.

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#494 Post by JamesXander » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:08 pm

Looks alot better in real life.


IMO its just another building. A bit of diversity in the concrete jungle that is Adelaide. The building is neither ugly, nor special

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#495 Post by UrbanSG » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:29 pm

Quick pic taken today:

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