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

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#391 Post by Ho Really » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:26 pm

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It’s not bad and looks pretty decent in person but again, I lament the missed opportunity of what could have been.
I don't see how this is a missed opportunity when it has turned out better than half of the buildings that are going up in Adelaide at the moment.
Should it have been taller? Now we await the second stage, the hotel component. Now wouldn't that be interesting if they decided on adding another ten levels or so?

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#392 Post by SRW » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:57 am

It's an adequate and inoffensive design that would have been more than fine if it wasn't situated amongst the similarly sized rectangular boxes of City Central. In aggregate, the view from Victoria Square is pretty lacklustre.
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#393 Post by EBG » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:15 pm

Another view of the completed south side facing Vic Square. click on picture for bigger.
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#394 Post by Mpol03 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:02 pm

That means very little when so many have turned out quite poorly. We shouldn’t be happy that it managed to surpass very low expectations but rather hold our expectations for the quality of development we have in the city, to a higher standard. Given this prime location, something special should have been built here.

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#395 Post by Waewick » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:56 pm

I like how it does just blend in and doesn't take away from the GPO or other historical buildings on the street

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#396 Post by Norman » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:31 pm

Different angle, but from today as well

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#397 Post by ozisnowman » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:41 pm

This one needs a dozen or so more levels as is it's just blends in with the other mediocre crap of City Central

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#398 Post by gnrc_louis » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:42 pm

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I like how it does just blend in and doesn't take away from the GPO or other historical buildings on the street
Agree with this. Also, if the Travelodge Hotel and offices at 42-56 Franklin Street both go ahead too, that will be quite a dense area of the city.

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#399 Post by Adelarch » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:09 pm

gnrc_louis wrote:
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I like how it does just blend in and doesn't take away from the GPO or other historical buildings on the street
Agree with this. Also, if the Travelodge Hotel and offices at 42-56 Franklin Street both go ahead too, that will be quite a dense area of the city.
I also agree. I remember reading through some of the early planning documents for the overall City Central development and one of the key design philosophies was for the new buildings around the GPO to be simple and elegant in form providing a foil to the heritage detail of the GPO when viewed from Vic Square in particular. On that measure this building is reasonably successful IMO

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#400 Post by Pikey » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:35 am

Great pic Norman, you can see the brackets for the signage on the top levels (south eastern corner) too.
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#401 Post by rev » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:51 pm

Pikey wrote:
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Great pic Norman, you can see the brackets for the signage on the top levels (south eastern corner) too.
Whats going on with the windows on the same corner levels below?

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#402 Post by Pikey » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:15 pm

rev wrote:
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Great pic Norman, you can see the brackets for the signage on the top levels (south eastern corner) too.
Whats going on with the windows on the same corner levels below?
Think of it as an enclosed balcony. Those windows can be opened via shutter, allowing an indoor/outdoor space.
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#403 Post by Jaymz » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:58 pm

For me this is the best of the city central buildings so far, simply due to the quality and reflectiveness of the glazing 8) The ATO building second, and ANZ House third (those windows filled with blinds just horrible).

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#404 Post by phenom » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:29 pm

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Nice to see that one of the few buildings in the CBD that is covering the concrete western wall probably didn't need to thanks to the proximity of its neighbour but a nice aesthetic touch nonetheless.

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#405 Post by EBG » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:03 pm

All it takes for a better building is glass, height and a bit of imagination. From the long week end - 263 Spencer St Melbourne. 42 stories office building under construction.
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