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

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

#286 Post by [Shuz] » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:35 am

It's... growing on me?
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#287 Post by rhino » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:44 am

[Shuz] wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:35 am
It's... growing on me?
That's a wart.
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#288 Post by Pikey » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:18 pm

It still irks me that they're not cladding the core, as per their last re-design.
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#289 Post by baytram366 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:57 pm

I might go a bit opposite to the grain here also and say this building is quite underwhelming. It doesn't look that much different to the building to the left of it or the building behind it (ANZ). Given its such a prominent location, it seem to me (and this is just my opinion) that the architects have not really come up with a design that blows you away or makes you want to look up and enjoy the view. Some buildings really do tap into your senses and imagination - this building does nothing.
However, I do understand its not finished yet but I still don't expect big things from this project.
Just seems that across the board, architects have grown lazy and opted for boxes, glass and lots of corners. Whatever happened to curves and gracious lines?

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#290 Post by Nathan » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:10 pm

baytram366 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:57 pm
Just seems that across the board, developers have grown cheap and conservative and opted for boxes, glass and lots of corners. Whatever happened to curves and gracious lines?
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#291 Post by SRW » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:33 pm

Pikey wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:18 pm
It still irks me that they're not cladding the core, as per their last re-design.
Wouldn't they have to file an amendment to skip this cladding? Did we miss it? I agree it's really poor form.
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#292 Post by Jaymz » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:33 pm

baytram366 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:57 pm
I might go a bit opposite to the grain here also and say this building is quite underwhelming. It doesn't look that much different to the building to the left of it or the building behind it (ANZ). Given its such a prominent location, it seem to me (and this is just my opinion) that the architects have not really come up with a design that blows you away or makes you want to look up and enjoy the view. Some buildings really do tap into your senses and imagination - this building does nothing.
However, I do understand its not finished yet but I still don't expect big things from this project.
Just seems that across the board, architects have grown lazy and opted for boxes, glass and lots of corners. Whatever happened to curves and gracious lines?
I guess the main reason for this might comedown to demand, or lack thereof. Adelaide's office market take-up is quite slow, so I guess rents are generally lower than the larger cities. Buildings here prolly have to be built for function rather than design. If developers knew potential tenants were lining up for space with wads of cash then they might have a bit more license to build something more adventurous. Of course I'm only hypothesising, it's just my take on things.

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#293 Post by Norman » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:23 pm

SRW wrote:
Pikey wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:18 pm
It still irks me that they're not cladding the core, as per their last re-design.
Wouldn't they have to file an amendment to skip this cladding? Did we miss it? I agree it's really poor form.
There will be cladding on the core, the brackets are already in place. I'll try to get a photo when I'm back in Adelaide.

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#294 Post by Pikey » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:40 pm

Norman wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:23 pm
SRW wrote:
Pikey wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:18 pm
It still irks me that they're not cladding the core, as per their last re-design.
Wouldn't they have to file an amendment to skip this cladding? Did we miss it? I agree it's really poor form.
There will be cladding on the core, the brackets are already in place. I'll try to get a photo when I'm back in Adelaide.
That's good to hear.
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#295 Post by YellowRoad » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:34 am

This will end up looking fine. However, in this location, it's a real missed opportunity for something special.

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#296 Post by Pikey » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:41 am

AndyWelsh wrote:
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I know it's a simple design, but imagine if this was completely clad with a facade that has the current high reflective rate, and with rounded corners on each floor, as per Aurora in Melbourne. Super simple, but massively impactful.

Either which way, what we're getting isn't going to change. Hopefully the podium facade is of really high quality to tie down the entire tower. If only the Alucobond panelling on this facade was gloss instead of a flat colour, I reckon that would have helped here.
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#297 Post by Ben » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:41 pm

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#298 Post by EBG » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:38 pm

There are now 3 floors (6,7,8) of windows and although not overly exciting they are neat, simple and not unattractive . I think this building could turn out better than some of you think. At least they are not green and show all the internal fixtures and fittings. I give it 7 out of 10.

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#299 Post by Tommo » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:38 pm

Jaymz wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:33 pm
I guess the main reason for this might comedown to demand, or lack thereof. Adelaide's office market take-up is quite slow, so I guess rents are generally lower than the larger cities. Buildings here prolly have to be built for function rather than design. If developers knew potential tenants were lining up for space with wads of cash then they might have a bit more license to build something more adventurous. Of course I'm only hypothesising, it's just my take on things.
Lower rents but how much would a similar parcel of land cost in central Melbourne? Cheaper land, shorter building, lower rent, cheaper labour, should even out? I may be quite off the mark, but in terms of an investment I wouldn't think a higher quality finish in Adelaide would significantly reduce your gains vs Melbourne? Quality office space in a prominent location should have great appeal, some tenants want to present themselves in this way to clients and would lose interest in a sub-par development.

The average wage may be lower here but the average new home build isn't anything less than what's built in Melbourne, we're just spending less on the land.

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#300 Post by timtam20292 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:34 am

The core can now be seen from Russell Street.

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