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Building Portrait in Melbourne Paying Tribute to Indigenous Leader

SwanstonSquare1 Building Portrait in Melbourne  Paying Tribute to Indigenous Leader ARM architects designed a unique building in Mebourne, Australia, displaying a portrait of an indigenous leader. The construction is located on the former Carlton Brewery site and will be completed by year 2014.  Here is more information from the project developers: “The façade is a symbol of Victoria’s indigenous heritage, a homage to the first Australians. The building’s façades have two distinct sides, and two distinct stories. The visage of William Barak (Beruk) the last traditional ngurungaeta (elder) of the Wurundjeri-willam Clan is transposed on to the building, representing the deep history and presence of Aboriginal nations in this land. The cultural resonance of William Barak gazing down the civic axis of Melbourne towards the post federation Shrine of Remembrance, stands to unite the city’s modern heritage with its ancient history“. The portrait is said to be sculpted across a 330 ft (100 meter) high area,  using the building’s concrete balconies as “canvas”. Freshome readers, if you were to choose a personality that would watch over your way to work every morning, who would it be?

SwanstonSquare2 Building Portrait in Melbourne  Paying Tribute to Indigenous Leader

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2 responses to “Building Portrait in Melbourne Paying Tribute to Indigenous Leader” - Add yours!

  1. June 23, 2011

    The building’s façades have two distinct sides, and two distinct stories. But I think that is wonderful design·

  2. Lasse said:
    June 23, 2011

    “Standing on the shoulders of giants” , when your work could only have been done, based on the discoveries of others before you.

    Blatant RIP OFF is another way of putting it…
    BIG did it already back in 2007
    http://www.big.dk/projects/arl/