[APP] 145-159 King William Street (GPO) | 61m | 16 Levels | Westin Hotel

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#106 Post by crawf » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:10 pm

Adelaide-based developer Greaton has lodged plans to build Adelaide's first five-star hotel at Victoria Square
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http://www.hilton3.com/en/hotels/south- ... index.html

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#107 Post by Ben » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:08 pm

From an article in relation to the office tower.
Local developer Greaton has also lodged plans for a 16-level hotel behind the State Heritage listed GPO building, which is set to become a retail and dining hub as part of the redevelopment plans.

The Advertiser understands Greaton, which is currently building West Franklin - the city’s biggest apartment project - is in talks with upscale US hotel chain Westin to operate the new hotel.

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#108 Post by Ben » Fri May 04, 2018 4:05 pm


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#109 Post by Llessur2002 » Fri May 04, 2018 4:22 pm

I know it's been said many times before but I'll also state that I'm not immediately convinced of this one...

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To me the building seems to compete way too much with the clock tower, both in terms of height and colour - the 'busyness' of the individual glass panels camouflages and detracts from the architectural features of the GPO. I'm not completely adverse to a glass box design but it needs to be taller, sleeker and in a contrasting shade to the original building in my opinion.

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#110 Post by rev » Fri May 04, 2018 4:54 pm

Well it certainly fits in well with the rest of the mostly shit that surrounds the square..props to the architects on that :applause:

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#111 Post by Algernon » Fri May 04, 2018 4:56 pm

Well, that's pretty much the death of the GPO clock tower. :applause:

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#112 Post by timtam20292 » Fri May 04, 2018 5:25 pm

Yuk really? 👎🏻

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#113 Post by YellowRoad » Fri May 04, 2018 7:23 pm

So much for a design overhaul, yuck. This spot deserves much better.

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#114 Post by Patrick_27 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:09 pm

Having now read the entire submission, I'm keen to see this one go up. The materials used for the high-rise structure will really make or break this. The overall plan for the GPO building is excellent and it will be nice to see a new classy hotel open here, which perhaps with this, Sofitel and the Casino hotel (if that ever happens) we might see some of the more tired hotels in Adelaide (the Hilton in particular) put a new lease on life for their buildings. My only concern with this hotel is it could splice Mayfair's market share.

The only thing I would change about the building is have the structure set back where it is but curve around the clock tower to play homage to the history of the building rather than becoming a part of it.

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#115 Post by jackfire » Fri May 04, 2018 9:09 pm

Butt ugly.

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#116 Post by Matt » Fri May 04, 2018 10:12 pm

That is absolutely ghastly. Seriously, what the hell are they thinking?

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#117 Post by Mpol03 » Sat May 05, 2018 12:21 am

It’s not even approved yet is that right ?

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#118 Post by Honey of a City » Sat May 05, 2018 12:28 am

No....no....please...NO!

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#119 Post by ml69 » Sat May 05, 2018 5:52 am

Window proportions, building shape and colour are all wrong.

Who are the architects?

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#120 Post by crawf » Sat May 05, 2018 10:29 am

Dreadful. No thank you.

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