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#46 Post by Algernon » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:26 am

Even if the building is ugly it blocks out CC1 from Vic Square so there's no net loss. I think the design looks fine as long as they keep to the colour contrast with the neighbouring blue/bluegreen buildings.

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#47 Post by Ben » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:01 pm

There was a bunch of guys in high vis with clip boards pointing at lunch. This could mean something or nothing :lol:

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#48 Post by timtam20292 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:11 pm

Ben wrote:There was a bunch of guys in high vis with clip boards pointing at lunch. This could mean something or nothing :lol:
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#49 Post by rev » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:26 pm

Algernon wrote:Even if the building is ugly it blocks out CC1 from Vic Square so there's no net loss. I think the design looks fine as long as they keep to the colour contrast with the neighbouring blue/bluegreen buildings.
Key focal areas like Vic Square need iconic, stand out architecture.

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#50 Post by Algernon » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:14 am

rev wrote:
Algernon wrote:Even if the building is ugly it blocks out CC1 from Vic Square so there's no net loss. I think the design looks fine as long as they keep to the colour contrast with the neighbouring blue/bluegreen buildings.
Key focal areas like Vic Square need iconic, stand out architecture.
Of course. And if I had my way 260 Flinders would be built on the square. But you just gotta go with what you have. It's not an amazing proposal, but it's better than the Hilton, SGIC, the building on Wakefield, the 5 Star Eco Wall on Kodo, etc. It's better than what's there. And how quickly do we forget that view before City Central was built with it's grimy old concrete walls, external fire escapes, abandoned industrial buildings... the backside of the old Advertiser building wasn't stand out architecture.

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#51 Post by Ben » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:03 am

This one is due to start around April/May.

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#52 Post by Matt » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:27 pm

Did we ever determine whether that (awful) proposal earlier in the thread was the finished product, or a 'concept'?

Are those tedious boxes what we're getting?

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#53 Post by Norman » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:28 pm

Matt wrote:Did we ever determine whether that (awful) proposal earlier in the thread was the finished product, or a 'concept'?

Are those tedious boxes what we're getting?
We are getting the taller one for now. Not sure about the second, smaller stage.

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#54 Post by Ben » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:17 am

Tenders in today's paper.

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#55 Post by Pants » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:33 pm

Anyone with a picture hosting account wanna resize these? Judging by the URLs, they're from 11 April 2016. Against popular opinion, I don't mind the designs, but I imagine they'll change.

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#56 Post by Algernon » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:31 pm

Nothing special about the tower but the podium relates to the adjacent building and street really well.

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#57 Post by arki » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:23 pm

I really like the podium and terrace area. The laneway it creates next to the GPO and 'annex' looks fantastic as well. Infact, I have hardly noticed the little 'annex' to the GPO before, but going off the renders this is a great example of modern architecture being used to highlight an old facade.

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#58 Post by Pikey » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:19 pm

The facade is interesting, looks like a sheer glass wall with the oversize bracing beneath. If the glass has the right amount of reflection, it could be stunningly elegant. On the flip side if it's 100% transparent, add the blinds that will be sure to be haphazardly drawn, it could end up a dogs breakfast.

Agree on the podium space though. It's beautiful.
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#59 Post by Matt » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:40 pm

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Love that they've lifted their retail image from an actual Honest Burgers... if only!
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#60 Post by EBG » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:27 am

These are the pictures from Pants resized.
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