Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It's a winner!

A warehouse in Rocklea Drive*, Port Melbourne, was the winner of last week's Port Phillip Design and Development Awards in the non-residential category.
*In case you don't know where Rocklea Drive is, it is down the freeway end of Salmon St.
I have taken a very ordinary picture in order to entice you to the jcb website to have a look at the beautiful architect quality photographs.
The citation says:
'This project comprises six strata-titled office/warehouse buildings which distinguish themselves with their context through the use of super graphic numbers integrated into a timber slatted, west facing facade. The effective use of tilt slab concrete panels with corrugated profile helps to take the finish of the standard office warehouse to the next level. There is a clear sense of address to each warehouse coupled with landscaping and a high level of streetscape surveillance from behind the numbering. The design reflects a robust architectural response to a light industrial precinct of Port Melbourne that rarely has the foresight or courage to engage the services of an architect.'
I'll show the other nominations over the next little while.

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