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#361 Post by SRW » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:00 am

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As others have said, I like the design. The latticework façade is stunning. But I think an equally great design could have been achieved that acknowledges the heritage on site.
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#362 Post by [Shuz] » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:24 am

Love the lattice design on this. Reminds me of the Macqurie Bank building in Sydney. Should look good if it gets completed.
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#363 Post by gingernuts » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:36 pm

I note that the plans include an Executive Lounge meaning it has to be one of the high end chains.

With the Sofitel securing a place on Currie, and the Westin on Victoria Square, I wonder if this could be the new location for the Intercontinental. Their property at North Terrace is looking terribly dated

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#364 Post by Ben » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:39 pm

Its for the Park Hotel group.

https://www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/adelaide

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#365 Post by metro » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:14 pm

The hotel design looks good and is a decent height, but I think I prefer the original proposal from back in 2010 8)

The facade of that heritage building should be preserved, maybe move it down the street in front of the ACC building so that it's right next door to the Epworth Building.

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#366 Post by ml69 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:18 pm

If that latticework is lit up at night, it could be a real stunner.

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#367 Post by gingernuts » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:54 am

Ah - thanks Ben. I did read about the hotel group but I didn't know if it was still them that were developing and owning it.

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#368 Post by Ben » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:34 am

This was approved. They were happy for the heritage facade to be demolished if they include a plaque or artwork to commemorate the buildings history...

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#369 Post by timtam20292 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:56 am

Or they could've just left the facade. Like they've done over at Realm. :wallbash:

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#370 Post by cmet » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:48 am

Excuse my ignorance but what would be an estimated time line of when this will be built, great looking building imo


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#371 Post by noted » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:17 pm

Ben wrote:
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This was approved. They were happy for the heritage facade to be demolished if they include a plaque or artwork to commemorate the buildings history...
Either it is heritage and you keep it, or it is not and you demolish it. Putting a plaque up is such a ridiculous gesture and very symbolic of the lack of coherent vision within the planning process.

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#372 Post by Algernon » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:16 pm

The building isn't worthy to be kept, but worthy of being commemorated with a plaque? :applause:

On the plus side, it will have some comedy value. Like the plaque I saw on a wall in this little village on the border with Austria yesterday. It was commemorating the fact that "it is possible" that a famous playright named Jara Cimrman walked past the building.

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#373 Post by arki » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:55 pm

Looks like GHD have recycled their cladding design for Barwon Water HQ in Geelong. Boring shape aside, this could end up being quite the looker.
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#374 Post by Llessur2002 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:25 pm

I'm not 100% sure but it looks like that heritage facade has been butchered at some point in the past - the big rectangular windows don't look like they're the right scale compared to the other features. If that is the case then that might have some sway on the decision of whether it's worth keeping or not.

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[APP] 51 Pirie Street | 114m | 28 Levels | Hotel

#375 Post by Nathan » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:49 pm

Llessur2002 wrote:I'm not 100% sure but it looks like that heritage facade has been butchered at some point in the past - the big rectangular windows don't look like they're the right scale compared to the other features. If that is the case then that might have some sway on the decision of whether it's worth keeping or not.
Correct. It’s also just the facade, there’s nothing original behind. Complete mess at the back.

I’d suggest it’s corner neighbour has just as much right to be preserved given it was pretty much the last brutalist building built in Adelaide, and is actually fully intact.

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