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waiting for the favourite passenger, reading the paper on the rank....discovered an article on the confused mca in old sydnee town......
Caught between The Rocks and an art place
must be new management ?
yeah scheme gets re-done everytime there is a new manager......first sejima, next sauerbruch and hutton, now marshall...??
some pretty amusing comments from marshall contextualising the scheme....very kevin rudd...needs to apologise for being too correct ?
(can't find a pic) HD whats in that magazine pile of yours ?
and a fact sheet.....http://www.sauerbruchhutton.de/images/mca_sydney_en.pdf
there's one thing mr sartor loves stickin his fingers in the pie.....
looks like a architectural retard's attempt to plagairize a boschler house. funny that something so heinous can get to see the light of day. sydney is fcuked
dropping some japanese delegates at the airport, a remark was made about never coming back, australians have no honour.
I notice the Sauerbruch pic has a big sign on it saying MEDIAFART. Which is about as far as that one got I think. Maybe that is all the MCA wants.
spot on with the boschler reference.
First one... would have been early example of what she went on to become famous for.
Apparently, and understandably, she got a little shirty when she was invited to enter the second competition, "Haven't I already won that?!"
How did Marshall get the gig? Don't recall another competition being held. Looks like an inner suburban low rise apartment block.
apologies for the crap image quality, doesn't do it justice
Something I remembered, think it was comp #2. Slighty more exuberant from locals FJMT, don't know their other work but this one seemed to be doing something.
best bit of the scheme!
I think Marshall does have the gig, after a snoop about. He has been working as master planner at the MCA since 2003. This design builds on that, and input from a review panel.
The Australian: " A review panel was brought in by the MCA to oversee the design process. "A lot of buildings in the city are done that way," Marshall says. On the panel were architects Alec Tzannes and Ken Maher, professor Tom Heneghan from the University of Sydney and Mikala Dwyer, an artist and member of the MCA board. "
Reading Marshall's site, and here and there, it seems that the masterplanning exercise determined that the building has a few access and level problems that could be sorted out by putting a new building in the car park at the end, addressing both streets. A laneway separates new from the old, as that's a very Rocks thing to do . The design does not attempt to deal with the original building's symmetry, as this is seen by the architect (and panel??) as not expressive of the inclusivity of the MCA. The blocky blocks of the new design are meant to key off the blocks in the old building somehow, in a non-symmetrical manner...?
All materials and colours have their reasons too - they are all justified ahead of time to a sceptical taxpayer, who is hopefully well-versed in late 50s functionalism.
"Materials and the earthen tones chosen for the exterior finishes reflect the land on which the building stands and its rich history of Indigenous and European inhabitants,” Marshall said.
The use of “‘honest’ building materials” was central to the approach, Marshall said, and all the external renderings were been selected for “their functional purpose rather than for purely aesthetic reasons”."
Thank heavens there will be none of those dishonest non-functional bloody cladding materials.
MCA Press Release (PDF) Dec 11, 2008. Says it will all be built by 2011!
The art critic's view:
Give this man the job!
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