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Old February 15th, 2020, 03:35 PM   #15561
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The lack of a distinguished podium in all of the concepts has annoyed me. The glass tower looks fine (even if featureless) but it runs to the ground so abruptly. Same as the main EQ west tower.
Not saying these podiumless towers are great although I really like the EQ West design and the original version of this one, but in my mind, unless done really well, most podiums needlessly break up the architectural form above and remove surrounding space at ground level. I get that they provide more amenity but they rarely do anything positive architecturally IMO. The Ritz-Carlton is a good example. Nice form on top. Horrible podium, without even a hint of integration between the two.
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Old February 15th, 2020, 03:41 PM   #15562
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The other annoying thing is the all the 'plus' puns I can't make anymore.
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Old Yesterday, 01:11 AM   #15563
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I have to say, I feel the same.

My first feeling was definitely WTF, but the more I look at it, the more I appreciate it. It gives the feeling on strength and one that feels like it anchors the area. I feel like the combination of the standard tower look jazzed up a bit with the cantilevered makes for a nice transition between the more edgy buildings in the Quay, and the more ho-hum buildings in the city proper

I definitely liked the original design at the time, but now looking back at it, it just seems 'weak' compared to this current proposal, where its heft seems to pull together the buildings on the opposing sides of the Quay
Another 50m and not many would be knocking the design.

I still gave feedback saying the original plan was better and I'd prefer a taller slimmer design.
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Old Yesterday, 01:48 AM   #15564
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Reduction in height in this proposal is a good thing any taller and it make it just so much worse. The design is not completely bad I just much prefer the original and this would have been better on a site like across the road from Perth Arena (4 points site) or the site across the road from the Court (the one World Trade Center).

Reduce the width and put the plus back
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I am on the fence on this one, It has a mid town New York vibe to it
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I am on the fence on this one, It has a mid town New York vibe to it


But this isn’t mid town New York
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Old Yesterday, 02:42 PM   #15567
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In my professional assessment, that's absolutely fucked
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Old Yesterday, 03:52 PM   #15568
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Perth'd right in the A. Besides height, the + element was only good thing the initial proposal gave us.

It would probably look great somewhere in the CBD or even city link though. The DA is really nice and REX are a top firm, but the design is just not justified for the waterfront. EQ West has already claimed the verticle glass block with large minimalistic covered plaza spot. It would be nice to see a bit more variety in design. I'm really over flat rooves.

It's probably time to make a thread. I'm not that optimistic that the design will change much. Write a submission anyway though.
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 PM   #15569
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The original design is still my favourite. Although my initial reaction to the latest iteration was "this is just ******* hideous, what a mistake etc" every time i've looked at this new design over the last 3 or 4 days, the more sympathetic I'm becoming to it. A grower. Really don't like the "T" window element though.

My usual concern is that the shiney light-silver facades in the renderings will end up a dull very dark grey.
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EQ West has already claimed the verticle glass block with large minimalistic covered plaza spot. It would be nice to see a bit more variety in design. I'm really over flat rooves.
Quick photoshop onto their original render showing the wider context with EQ West and Brookfield Place

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So reading through the application they have stated-

The proposed design continues Perth’s historical block structure and complements the existing urban massing of high-rises in the CBD...

The design through its position and its bold massing responds to both corner treatments and the intersections to provide a legible and iconic built form...

1 tenancy per tower facing GBA and wrapping around into the central gallery.

The middle aspects of each tower facing the gallery will now be core/essential services/blank walls...

The middle gallery will have doors across its entire north and south side, which while I agree probably help shield wind, I wonder if will a deterrent to actually having the public use it???? I prefer the EQ West Gallery which is open and allows people to move freely through...

Hmmmm oh welllll.....
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