[U/C] GPO Exchange | 85m | 22 Levels | Office

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#301 Post by Mpol03 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:47 am

Saw this in person this week. So far it doesn’t look bad. It could be worse. One does feel it is a missed oppurtunity though.should add decently to the area. We do really need an iconic building around Vic Square. It is screaming for it.

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#302 Post by EBG » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:10 pm

A lunch time picture as at 3/12/2018.
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#303 Post by Pikey » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:22 pm

The highly reflective nature of the facade is redeeming this a touch, still find it underwhelming for the location however.

Thanks for sharing the shot EBG.
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#304 Post by JT_On_Franklin » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:29 am

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From the back of the building

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#305 Post by EBG » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:57 pm

The service core is now as tall as the building next door view as seen from Wakefield St on east side of Vic Sq picture 11/1212018.
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#306 Post by Norman » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:26 am

From yesterday

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#307 Post by Pikey » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:50 am

This development, in that shot, even thought the sky is moody and adding to the effect, looks really quite good! Maybe I was too early with my criticism of this facade?

I still think the design is tremendously underwhelming however.
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#308 Post by Waewick » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:36 pm

Pikey wrote:This development, in that shot, even thought the sky is moody and adding to the effect, looks really quite good! Maybe I was too early with my criticism of this facade?

I still think the design is tremendously underwhelming however.
In person, it looks like plastic.

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#309 Post by noted » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:34 pm

Reminds me of a building I used to work near in Melbourne at 140 William Street. This was almost 30 years ago, so its probably not the best endorsement to say that this looks like a 70s/80s building, but even walking past William St on my last trip back that building has a rather timeless feel to it.

I know some believe we could have done a lot better for the site, but after seeing all those lacklustre attempts in the alternate design competition this is a much better outcome.

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#310 Post by Patrick_27 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:36 pm

Waewick wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Pikey wrote:This development, in that shot, even thought the sky is moody and adding to the effect, looks really quite good! Maybe I was too early with my criticism of this facade?

I still think the design is tremendously underwhelming however.
In person, it looks like plastic.
Does it though? Because I've seen it in person and it looks fine... Reminds me of 101 Collins Street, Melbourne.

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#311 Post by omada » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:42 am

I think it looks great, maybe it is the nice light in that photo, but pretty good outcome i'd say.

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#312 Post by Prodical » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:43 pm

Lunchtime - looks ok
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#313 Post by AndyWelsh » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:37 pm

Some photos from round the back.

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#314 Post by Pistol » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:18 pm

I actually quite like this building.
Elegant in its simplicity
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#315 Post by Pikey » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:13 pm

I really hope they clad the core as indicated in the renders, and not cheap out and leave it.
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