Victoria Carpark - 181-191 Little Collins Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Victoria Carpark: 181-191 Little Collins Street, MELBOURNE

Victoria Carpark
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Building Profile

Name : Victoria Carpark

Location

Address: 181-191 Little Collins Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1938
Original use: Carpark
Current use: Carpark

number of floors : 4

Built in the Interwar period in the Functionalist/Moderne style

Notable features

Stark moderne design featuring large spans of wide Corbusian windows and prominent vertical corner element highlighted by strip windows.

History

Victoria Carpark is Melbourne's first multi-storey carpark constructed of reinforced concrete, a type of structure which became widespread in postwar years as use of private motor vehicles escalated.

Despite being heritage registered. A heritage permit was granted to demolish all but the facade of the carpark in 2006 while other neighbouring buildings were given council approval for demolition.

Architect: 1938




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