[VIS] 64 Currie Street | New design

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#256 Post by rev » Tue May 22, 2018 12:20 am

wilkiebarkid wrote:
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That’s a very old render. Before even the last hotel proposal. (See page 1).
You wonder why they still have it on their website!
Erm, it's an architectural firms website, what do you want them to have on their, floral arrangements?
It's a nice looking design, maybe they've got it up there still to showcase their firms capabilities?

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#257 Post by Ben » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:23 am

From Axiom's results announcment today:
CURRIE ST, ADELAIDE CBD
The Company, in conjunction with its Joint Venture partner, has been developing an exciting scheme for it’s
development site in the heart of the Adelaide CBD at 62 Currie Street. Following an extensive design competition the
Group elected to work with national architecture firm Hames Sharley on the mixed-use project, which is likely to
incorporate commercial office, retail and hotel uses. Given the strong interest received from both national and
international hotel operators for a new “lifestyle/millennial” hotel for Adelaide, the Group conducted an international
operator search for qualified and appropriate hotel operators to anchor this component of the development and will
formally engage the selected operator subsequent to year end.
This is probably just an early concept.
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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#258 Post by Nort » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:37 am

Was hoping for something taller for the location, but even something that height will add to Currie Street really feeling different in a few years.

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#259 Post by rhino » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:41 am

So the art deco façade is going. I thought they would include that, like the previous design did.
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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#260 Post by HiTouch » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:53 am

Hoping that's not the design. Looks like it was designed in the early 70s and has finally come to light today. What is with developers and Concrete framed square windows?

Those round windows facing horizontally towards the trees below them look like magnifying glasses that will set fire to anything in their path. In fact, all in all, it looks about as appealing as an incinerator on a hot summers day.

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#261 Post by Mpol03 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:40 am

Given they don’t skimp on finishing this may be quite a bold statement.

One thing I often wonder is why all these new proposals look dated? We see great examples of buildings that are not tall, yet have real forward modern finishes in other capitals. Why are most developments here so cheap?

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#262 Post by Ho Really » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:06 pm

Awful design. Very dated... and how thin is the recessed part of the top third of the buidling? Bet you also the western side is all blank wall.

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#263 Post by Nathan » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:39 pm

I'll stick my hand up to be the contrarian — I prefer this over any of the past proposals. The windows appear to be set back, if they get the detailing and finishing of the materials (concrete? stone?) right it could work quite nicely.

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#264 Post by HiTouch » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:50 pm

In 10 years time, it'll look like this.
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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#265 Post by Nathan » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:34 pm

HiTouch wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:50 pm
In 10 years time, it'll look like this.
One of my favourite buildings on Grenfell St.

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#266 Post by Llessur2002 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:45 pm

Nathan wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:34 pm
HiTouch wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:50 pm
In 10 years time, it'll look like this.
One of my favourite buildings on Grenfell St.
Likewise, it's a beauty :)

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#267 Post by Patrick_27 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:54 pm

Llessur2002 wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Nathan wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:34 pm
HiTouch wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:50 pm
In 10 years time, it'll look like this.
One of my favourite buildings on Grenfell St.
Likewise, it's a beauty :)

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Yeah, shit comparison. That building has aged well. That said, I'm with HiTouch. I hate this proposal; each proposal has gradually gotten worse...

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#268 Post by Ben » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:00 pm

Reminds me of the new Holiday Inn

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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#269 Post by HiTouch » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:12 pm

Ben wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:23 am
From Axiom's results announcment today:
CURRIE ST, ADELAIDE CBD
The Company, in conjunction with its Joint Venture partner, has been developing an exciting scheme for it’s
development site in the heart of the Adelaide CBD at 62 Currie Street. Following an extensive design competition the
Group elected to work with national architecture firm Hames Sharley on the mixed-use project, which is likely to
incorporate commercial office, retail and hotel uses. Given the strong interest received from both national and
international hotel operators for a new “lifestyle/millennial” hotel for Adelaide, the Group conducted an international
operator search for qualified and appropriate hotel operators to anchor this component of the development and will
formally engage the selected operator subsequent to year end.
This is probably just an early concept.
Ok each to there own but my second comparison was the bloke from Ah Real Monsters
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[VIS] Re: 64 Currie Street | New design

#270 Post by rev » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:38 pm

Yet more rubbish design wise and the locals eat it up, apparently they don't know any better after decades of suffering with between zero change and rubbish being built.

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