[U/C] Her Majesty’s Theatre Expansion

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#46 Post by EBG » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:17 am

Even more demolition at the rear ,the steel roof trusses have now gone. compare with my previous picture.
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#47 Post by Stryker » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:19 am

Great time lapse video accompanying this recent article.
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#48 Post by SouthAussie94 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:12 pm

As someone who's only been to the Maj a handful of times, I'm having a hard time trying to work out which parts are being demo'd. Could someone highlight a Google Maps image which highlights how much of the building is actually going?
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#49 Post by how good is he » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:46 pm

They have kept the facade/front of building and Eastern wall facing Pitt St.

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#50 Post by AndyWelsh » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:54 pm

From today:

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#51 Post by EBG » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:46 pm

some more pictures from today 12/9/2018
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#52 Post by EBG » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:48 pm

plus . It is difficult to see inside from Pit Street
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#53 Post by AndyWelsh » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:54 pm

EBG wrote:plus . It is difficult to see inside from Pit Street
The car park round the back, 1st floor gives you a really good view inside. See photo above.


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#54 Post by EBG » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:02 pm

Thanks Andy, I was wondering where you took such good pictures from.

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#55 Post by EBG » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:35 pm

It would appear that most of the roof has gone at least on the Pitt St side . From the front one can see daylight through the front windows.
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#56 Post by EBG » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:16 pm

Almost all of the actual concert hall part of the building has been demolished. All that remains are the foyers on the various levels fronting on to Grote St. Most of the roof has gone as well. The change rooms and stage area were the first to go .
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#57 Post by EBG » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:19 pm

At this rate soon there will just be the Grote St front wall and part of the Pitt St sidewall.
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#58 Post by MessiahAndrw » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:11 pm

The extension looks pretty terrible. I wish they continued with the architectural style as the original building.
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#59 Post by crawf » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:49 pm

MessiahAndrw wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:11 pm
The extension looks pretty terrible. I wish they continued with the architectural style as the original building.
I think it will look really good. Definitely put Adelaide back on the theatre map.

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#60 Post by Algernon » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:59 pm

MessiahAndrw wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:11 pm
The extension looks pretty terrible. I wish they continued with the architectural style as the original building.
I see where you're coming from. Speaking from my own bias, I hate modern glass structures. To me this is a lazy addition with a few adjustments to look like it's consistent and integrated with the existing structure. Personally, it's a fail.

However, looking at the opposite side, using the same architectural style has its own limitations. Primarily, the original design has a symmetry which would be lost.

The option I would have opted for is for a distinct facade treatment that doesn't integrate in any way. Put simply, something that looks like an adjacent building, not part of the theatre. Functionally it would make no difference, as there'd be no relation to what is built behind the facade.

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