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by stumpjumper
Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:23 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Adelaide Airport T1 Terminal | $260m
Replies: 468
Views: 138735

I'm with you, pants. Modern airport facilities are always going to be big, voluminous buildings, because they have to cater for surges of human and vehicular traffic and because of the size and height of the aircraft the people arrive and leave in. But those constraints should make it a design chall...
by stumpjumper
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use
Replies: 1080
Views: 265067

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It's a strange one. (And here's another long one) My opinion is that the development should go ahead, but under the existing planning regs, eg 3 levels above ground. At the price Makris paid for the site, by my rough estimates a residential development with a retail component on O'Connell St would o...
by stumpjumper
Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use
Replies: 1080
Views: 265067

[APP]

It's a strange one. No plans have been lodged, but Council is spending $50k of ratepayers money on consultation, perhaps setting an expensive precedent for PAR consultation. the proposal as far as can be made out from what the developer's planning pr firm (a company called QED) has released includes...
by stumpjumper
Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Who are you, Howie?
Replies: 19
Views: 6077

Howie If the nasty letter arrives, I'll line up with pants to give you what help I can. I've got a bit of a history with AME and similar govt depts and may be able to give you a hand. I should also say, Howie, that I apologise for my uncharitable suspicions on first hearing about this forum. I think...
by stumpjumper
Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: COM: Adelaide Airport T1 Terminal | $260m
Replies: 468
Views: 138735

AIX - failry bland and generic, but it will suit the architecture. You're called 'pax' btw when you fly on an aircraft - short for 'passenger/s'. Nice shots of the new building. A pity it is such a boring design. It could be anywhere. And what's with the nozzles?? It says something about the blandne...
by stumpjumper
Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Who are you, Howie?
Replies: 19
Views: 6077

Howie - re 'sensational Adelaide' Don't believe they can't try to own generic phrases. Back when we had the Australian Grand Prix here, I was part of a group which put on a show called the "Grand Prixamble" as a prelude to the grand prix. We received a very threatening letter from the lawyers for Au...
by stumpjumper
Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Who are you, Howie?
Replies: 19
Views: 6077

Pants You almost imply I am one of those anti-development Luddites. I'm not - in fact I design buildings for a living. I agree with you that Adelaide has an overly conservative mindset when it comes to development. THis mindset may be the result of our relative isolation, our history and so on. Howe...
by stumpjumper
Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Former LeCornu Redevelopment | Mixed Use
Replies: 1080
Views: 265067

[APP] SWP: Former LeCornu Redevelopment | 20m | 6lvls | Mixed Use

Anyone care to comment on the proposed 7 level hotel/cinema/residential/retail development on the old Le Cornu site? It's probably one fo the most contentious current development proposals in Adelaide, not least because it sets a local precedent for its approval process: although there is no develop...
by stumpjumper
Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Who are you, Howie?
Replies: 19
Views: 6077

Interesting. Genuine debate in any forum about urban design issues is a good thing. It seems to me that most people either consider development and redevelopment activity to somehow be part of the background of life over which they have no control, or they think that it is a process which occurs at ...
by stumpjumper
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Who are you, Howie?
Replies: 19
Views: 6077

Who are you, Howie?

Talking about this board around the office today, after reading about it in the Advertiser. Some typical comments: - probably the creation of Media Mike's spin team to talk up development in SA. - must be a govt website - how else would Aust Major Events let them get away with using 'sensational-ade...
by stumpjumper
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Is your work or study development-related?
Replies: 9
Views: 3130

Two architecture degrees, after great expense of time and effort, and half a law degree. Running a design practice, but spend most of my time solving non-design problems. Must be an easier way...
by stumpjumper
Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: ONH: [Port Adelaide] Newport Quays | $1.2b
Replies: 734
Views: 129449

It's a pity that there is no serious accommodation for the development of the historic inner harbour as a tourism precinct. All over the world, the fast growing phenomenon of cultural tourism is being catered for to the the long-term benefit of the communities which with assets such as Port Adelaide...