Total Carpark - 170-190 Russel Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Total Carpark: 170-190 Russel Street, MELBOURNE

Total Carpark

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Building Profile

Name : Total Carpark

Location

Address: 170-190 Russel Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1964 - 1965
Original use: Office
Current use: Office

Built in the Sixties period in the Brutalist style

Notable features

Melbournes best example of Japanese inspired Brutalist archicture whre off-form concrete emphasizes strure and function. The balustratre treatment and load and support structures are reminiscent of Kenzo Tanges Kagawa Prefectural Offices in Japan 1958. A mixed use building with an office block surmounting the carpark resembling a giant television set. The effect is of a series of floating decks, making a much more interesting carpark form. When built, the innovative design was hailed as new futuristic concept for the modern city.

History

Architect: Bogle Banfield and Associates




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