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Mark Baljak's picture
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Nice new one from Zaha Hadid Architects and EF

Old against new

ZHA

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3000's picture

Not bad.

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Aussie Steve's picture

Great design, but a HUGE building to demolish for this project. Clearly the $$ must add up, because the cost of demolition would be huge.

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SYmlb's picture

Zaha + EF, what a great combo. Love this.

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Melbourne_Fragments's picture

Is it new or a major refurb of the current police building?

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SYmlb's picture

^ New building. Same height.

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jax's picture

Walking around Singapore today and stumbled across a Zaha Hadid exhibition. Went in to check it out and quickly realised they had an agenda with the exibition. The whole things was designed to sell apartments in this building. Over 30% was just models and images of this development. Full sales team. Impressive set up.

http://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/zaha-hadid-architects-reimagining-a...

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Mark Baljak's picture

I think the local display for this one was at tender a while back, so maybe not too far away from a launch here

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redden's picture

They were installing the framework in June, and today the banner was unveiled.

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3000's picture

What's there and next to it are looking quite dated.

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zenith's picture

That Parisian inspired pile of bollocks on the other corner is worse.

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redden's picture

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Selling a dead architect: UEM Sunrise to launch Zaha Hadid Melbourne project

UEM Sunrise engaged architect Zaha Hadid for a $330 million Melbourne apartment project at the start of 2016. While Dame Zaha, a Pritzker Prize-winning designer, worked on the St Kilda Road project before she died unexpectedly in April that year, her involvement helped get planning approval for the project.

UEM used the fact that it was one of her last ever buildings to support its application for a different plan to the 208-unit development previously drawn up for the site by ARM Architecture, UEM director Raymond Cheah said.

"That was one of the reasons why we got the planning approval because [it is a] signature piece and also one of the last iconic masterpieces designed by Zaha Hadid," Mr Cheah told The Australian Financial Review.

"We wanted something that Zaha put to the table in Melbourne that talks about Australia. Melbourne is very famous for the waves and the sand. So we have the primary wave that culminates to the apex where the penthouses are and forms the monumental wave.

Read more: http://www.afr.com/real-estate/selling-a-dead-architect-uem-sunrise-to-l...
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3000's picture

"Melbourne is very famous for the waves and the sand"
What?

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