333 Collins Street - 333 Collins Street . MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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333 Collins Street: 333 Collins Street , MELBOURNE

333 Collins Street
333 Collins Street
333 Collins Street
333 Collins Street
333 Collins Street

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Building Profile

Name : 333 Collins Street

Location

Address: 333 Collins Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


333 Collins Street is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1990 - 1991
Original use: Office
Current use: Office

Height
(to roof) : 129
(to pinnacle) : 129
number of floors : 33

Built in the Nineties period in the Post-Modern style

Notable features

333 Collins Street is possibly the most ambitious of all post-modern projects from the 90s office boom.

The building is the latest reuse of a bank which dates back to 1891. The CBA building was significantly modified in the 1930s with a modern chicagoesque facade. The 333 Collins Street project maintains the original banking chamber dome of the CBA, via a complex feat of engineering. On top of this the building adds a mass of granite and glass in a step back form. The tower culminates in a copper dome reminiscent of Flinder Street station, making an impression on the skyline. The effect of cascading masses gives a picturesque sillhoutte to the building.

The Collins Street facade was again remodelled to a semblance of the original Victorian classical building, and a podiums which are sympathetic to neighbouring buildings. This gives the post-modern ability to be read as either a collection of buildings or the one. The new podium has a smaller version of the main dome, and elaborate ornamentation, with granite stonework and large brass lanterns. Internal corridors are also elaborately vaulted, with renaissance classical inspiration.

An impressive post-modern skyscraper which spares no expense in recreating the grandeur of Victorian Melbourne, whilst achieving a timelessness all of its own.

History

Architect: Robert Peck von Hartel Trethowan


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