Total Carpark: 170-190 Russel Street, MELBOURNE
Building ProfileName : Total Carpark
LocationAddress: 170-190 Russel Street
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1964 - 1965
Original use: Office
Current use: Office
Built in the Sixties period in the Brutalist style
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.
HistoryArchitect: Bogle Banfield and Associates
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