Friday, September 22, 2006

165 Fitzroy St and Skate Park site today

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Skate Park to go opposite 165 Fitzroy St (Concept Design)

Presumably the cyclone fences to stop children running on to Fitzroy St will be added later? Posted by Picasa

Additional height to fund Art - The 165 Fitzroy St., St Kilda "trade-off"

Port Phillip council says:

"The key issue of concern is height. The building would exceed the preferred height control by up to 6.3m towards the Fitzroy Street end of the site, with three metres of sculptural “mesh” above that.

Whilst the building clearly exceeds the preferred height, it would represent a highly innovative addition to the streetscape. The architects argue that the artistic sculptural forms cannot be funded except by way of concession on the height. Residents would prefer a plainer but lower building. A trade-off is therefore necessary.

It is concluded that the building is worthy of support and that the location can sustain an innovative “landmark” building higher than the preferred height to provide a “gateway” entrance to the Fitzroy Street precinct when viewed from the intersection of Princes and Fitzroy Streets." Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 14, 2006