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QLD quite possibly the ugliest building you will see in any CBD

Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by JDP1, 19th Oct, 2015.

  1. JDP1

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    OTP opportunities coming to a website near you. ;)
     
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    Have you seen Perth convention centre?
     
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    The bottom section, with all the rectangular blocks and placement of greenery, reminds me of a Minecraft world :eek:
     
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    I like it. Smart design that reacts to the natural environment.

    Much better than just a bland beige block.
     
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    In response to the thread heading: Sydney opera house comes to mind...
     
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    I like it too.
     
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    I don't mind it. When the Central Park One at Chippendale was proposed I thought it was ugly. Now that it has been completed I actually quite like it.

    That's also why I am not an architect.
     
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    It's not too bad. Although it is an artists impression so can assume the final product will be worse!

    How many more units are BCC going to approve? Thought there was enough being built over the next 3 years to last another 10... 11,000+ approved in the last year.
     
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    I like it, I was expecting something more melbournian :p

    From the street walking passed it wouldnt look like an ugly high rise but green and softer on the eye, not "just another high rise". Of course when you look up to have the high rise but that's only when you tilt your head right up

    Well done Brissy
     
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    I admire the design elements for their practical use of the climate; I even like all the greenery at the bottom. Its the stilts that I can't stand!

    Maybe if the somehow worked stilts and poles into other areas further up the tower, the overall design would feel more connected?
     
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    Maybe I will keep an eye on prices as the (future!) Inner brisbane OTP apartment bloodbath takes hold. Maybe in 2018-19 or so, there will be some cheap units for sale in buildings like this in Brisbane CBD.
     
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    @C-mac - It's next to the Brisbane River, of course it's on stilts now - too many buildings had their basements flooded a couple of years ago.

    C-Bus are known as a developer of quality buildings & environments eg: 1 Bligh St, Shepherds Bay (Meadowbank) as well as several in Melbourne, Perth (IIRC) and Brisbane. This should be no different
     
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    Yep. The first 4-6 storeys are what sets the way in which a building reads in the streetscape. Height is not as important.
     
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    Is that OTP??
    Paging @Tekoz
     
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    hmmm...most of the responses seem to like it.
    Doesn't work for me- seems out of place and cant see how it blends with environment. A simple glass like tower would be more appropriate ..but I am no architect...
    If it was just a building with trees in the garden, then it would pass muster but having the greenery incorporated into the building such that it looks like its growing from inside throws me off...but as I said, I'm no planner/architect.
     
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    I quite like it. Reminds me of Jumanji. I prefer this to more walls of glass.
     
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    Very sympathetic to Customs House next door
     
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    I dont think its that ugly......

    Maybe becauae it reminds me of some computer games i play!!
     
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    Depends what your taste is.

    I quite like it - takes the edge off the concrete jungle.

    Looks a bit like those jungles in those South American/Asian Countries where the lost cities are...can save a few thousand dollars in travel costs to go see them - stay here, sit and look at that building. :p