Where is it?

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Re: Where is it?

#166 Post by dsriggs » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:41 am

Synagogue Place

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Re: Where is it?

#167 Post by Xaragmata » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:43 am

dsriggs wrote:Synagogue Place
That was quick! :)

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#168 Post by dsriggs » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:47 am

Thanks :D Just happened to notice it the other day

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#169 Post by Xaragmata » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:51 am

dsriggs wrote:Thanks :D Just happened to notice it the other day
Me too, following the apartments..

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#170 Post by dsriggs » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:11 pm

I've been neglecting my turn, so I present this:

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This building got an award of merit from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1980, so it must be a looker, right?

...right???

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#171 Post by AtD » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:10 pm

Going by the Uni Bar logo on plaque above I'm guessing the Adelaide University Union building

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Re: Where is it?

#172 Post by Nathan » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:54 pm

That's an easy one. It's the Hungry Jacks car park.

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#173 Post by dsriggs » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:21 am

Nathan wrote:That's an easy one. It's the Hungry Jacks car park.
Nicely done, sir.
What the hell were they thinking in 1980?

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#174 Post by Will » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:13 am

dsriggs wrote:
Nathan wrote:That's an easy one. It's the Hungry Jacks car park.
Nicely done, sir.
What the hell were they thinking in 1980?
It's worse when you consider what was demolished to build the carpark.

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Re: Where is it?

#175 Post by King » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:08 pm

/curls up in a ball and cries.

The travesty, the loss, the horror. Why, god, why?

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#176 Post by Omicron » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:07 pm

I'd love to know what on earth the criteria was to justify an Award of Merit for that carpark. For the life of me, I cannot think of anything unique, distinctive or clever about it. Probably they were drunk.

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Re: Where is it?

#177 Post by stumpjumper » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:27 pm

The old building was the Grand Central Hotel. It was out of date and wasn't making any money as a hotel, and would not have been economical to upgrade. That's a common position with 'lovely old buildings'.

As to the award, remember that it is awarded by architects to architects. The structure of the carpark was innovative for the day; a lightweight steel frame supporting concrete floors.

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#178 Post by Xaragmata » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:27 am

I know where it is, in the UniSA City West, but does anyone know what it is, who put it there, and if it serves any purpose apart from public art - hide a substation or hydrant pump, perhaps?

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#179 Post by monotonehell » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:07 pm

When I went to uni there I read the plaque on the wall nearby. It's a time capsule IIRC.
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Re: Where is it?

#180 Post by Goya's Line » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:32 am

'Songs of Australia vol.3, At Home'
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Wish they could squeeze the Hindley St. substation in there... some sculpture students last year printed real estate signs advertising 'great security!' and 'ideal for first home buyer!'. I think the brick is a reference to the 3 little pigs and City West needing a large footprint.

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