For almost a hundred years, Melburnians have been looking at ways to better connect the city with the Yarra River, which had been rudely taken away from them by the Public Transport corporation. One story is well known, the drawn out Gas and Fuel to Federation Square saga. On the other side of the bridge, it’s been no less drawn out.
Parliament Square – original proposal (FJMT + Citta)
Can anyone spot the glaring error? Apart from labelling all Post-WWII buildings “plain”.
03.09.12 in heritage
2011 rendering, Windsor Hotel with lowered corner building, DCM
29.07.12 in heritage
Architect / protaganist: Denton Corker Marshall [DCM]
[ Old Treasury Building, Melbourne. Gil Meydan ]
Halim group has submitted an ever so slightly lower version of their Windsor Hotel development to Heritage Victoria for approval. Two floors have disappeared, cutting the number of rooms from 332 to 300.
16.06.11 in heritage
Here’s a link to ABC 730 Tasmania’s video coverage last Friday of the 10 Murray St debate in Hobart – all coming to a head in the supreme court today and tomorrow.
Architect / protaganist: State Offices (Hobart)
The appeal by the Save 10 Murray group against Hobart’s Parliament Square redevelopment has been rejected by the Resources Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal.
16.02.11 in heritage
They really want to hang out in the past down at the Parks Branch. They’re about to bowl anything in Fitzroy Gardens that looks like it was built after 1939, after a spot of public consultation. They’ve lept on Heritage Victoria’s advice that the only decent things in the garden were built in the nineteenth century, at the turn of that century, and in the Inter-war period, which Parks mistakenly think ended in 1945. They appear to have taken their obligation to look after items from these periods as a license to obliterate anything else.
12.05.10 in heritage
Lonsdale House now looks like this… The facades of the ground floor shops have, rather eerily been left as a hoarding.
07.05.10 in heritage
This could be the last chance to have a good look around the Naval and Military Club in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. The low-rise 1967 building with its distinctive arched windows is due to tumble soon, a new planning proposal having been approved for a Buchan designed 32 storey hotel and apartment complex.
(James Fawcett and HPC Ashworth)
01.03.10 in heritage
[ Artist: Simon Fieldhouse ]