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Old January 14th, 2018, 01:40 PM   #15041
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I prefer that to spanda
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Old January 14th, 2018, 01:45 PM   #15042
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Losing design for sites 5 and 6 by Moka Studio:



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Old January 14th, 2018, 03:28 PM   #15043
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One of the losing bids for lots 5 and 6, by the same architects who did Brookfield Place 2 (and Australia108, Melbourne):


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Old January 15th, 2018, 09:28 AM   #15044
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Have you hacked the MRA or something to get the deets on all these proposals?
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Old January 15th, 2018, 04:44 PM   #15045
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You can definitely see the connection between Brookfield Place 2 and those towers. Mounts Bay Rd and The Esplanade.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 04:45 PM   #15046
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Article on the camels.

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/stat...urism-venture/

“All our camels were caught wild; most of our camels came from the Nullarbor Plain and some from South Australia.”
It takes about 12 months of training daily to get a wild camel to the point where it can safely work as a tour guide.

“Some camels will never make it, they are just too flighty and some are too obstinate, but others can be trained reasonably quickly,” Mr Warren said.

City life offers selfies and carrots

The camels, according to Mr Warren, seem to be enjoying their new careers.

“We go out about 7:30 in the morning and say hello to them,” he said.

“Once they have had their feed they just walk on to the trailer pretty calmly and come into town.

“Then we saddle them up and they are ready to go to work.

“They love it because every time someone gets off … we give them carrots and we take photos of the riders giving them the carrots.”

It’s a dramatic change of scenery for the camels, which are now padding around on pathways and cobblestones instead of the desert.

But Mr Warren said he was confident they could handle it.

“I don’t think we have much to worry about with their feet,” he said.

“It’s much hotter where they come from, also much colder, so they are used to extremes of weather and very harsh conditions.”
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Old January 16th, 2018, 03:33 AM   #15047
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How, and why did any of those designs lose!?!
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Old January 16th, 2018, 07:46 AM   #15048
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The problem in Perth (at least from what I can see) is that any time someone proposes to build buildings that look genuinely architecturally interesting (like the ones in that thread), councils, NIMBYs and other bodies turn around and object to it on whatever grounds and so it never gets built. That or the developers "value manage" it and decide the good looking building costs too much and they are going to build something bland and boring because its cheaper.
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Old January 16th, 2018, 10:48 AM   #15049
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My understanding is that the blocks were sold based on a competitive tender, with developers putting in a price based on what they thought could get them the best return on investment, whilst still meeting the brief put together by the MRA. Have to think that the weighting of the chosen developer would rely heavily on the tendered price, which meant that developer schemes with a high office space % were more likely to be able to offer a larger $ for the lots (relative to proposals which had more residential,) but which also meant that they wouldn't be developed in the short term because Perth doesn't need any new offices at the moment and finding an anchor tenant would be difficult.
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Old January 17th, 2018, 12:26 PM   #15050
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That's a shame. That could have been an iconic addition to the skyline. Looks very Perth-esque.

Also prefer the rejected design to the Spanda installation. Less intrusive and more organic.

That's 0 for 2. Hmm..
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