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Brutalist Buildings of Melbourne (broadband)

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I cannot say I particularly like Brutalism as a style, but it is interesting nonetheless. Melbourne is apparently not particulary rich in Brutalist buildings compared to other cities. Here are some pics I shot yesterday....

Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool (Kevin Borland & Daryl Jackson 1967)
Edgar Street, Malvern

St Kilda Public Library (Enrico Taglietti 1973)
150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda

National Gallery of Victoria (Roy Grounds - 1960s)
St Kilda Road, South Yarra

(more pics to come....)

Plumbing Trades Employees Union of Australia Building (Graeme Gunn 1970)
52 Victoria Street, Melbourne

Faculty of Engineering (c.1965)
Grattan Street, University of Melbourne

Metropolitan Fire Brigade
456 Albert Street, East Melbourne

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Loving the smaller examples posted above.

The thing on Swanston is gross & on such a big whack of prime juicey land too. Can't believe it was part of something that was to be much bigger either. :no:
demanjo said:
I dont mind some of them. Create a nice dense urban atmosphere. When they become a huge part though it can become a bit too much.
Totally. On the small examples, it looks really nifty almost to the point where the concrete has character. One prob that the concrete suffers though is the it gets stained from patronage and the elements. Looks gronky when it splits off in chunks too.
As OSJ mentions...Republic

^ I've always liked that screen name.

Any more Melbourne brutalism!! :master:
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