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love it.

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Got more plans or images of the malt district? There's one looking from punt hill in the papers today. Looks like an awful lot of built form, and a bit samey, all shiny glass. Time for a separate thread I think.

Pleased about restoration of nylex sign but it looks a bit piddly on top of that big tower, which is much taller than the silos? And sad that the VB sign disappears. And is that the top of the other silos glimpsed in the video? And yes there's open spaces and a micro brewery, but seems like still ends up with relatively small spaces between towers.

And that video! Looks good, but they say some silly things, like 'intimate open spaces' ie. small. And 'new buildings respond to industrial past' which they clearly don't, and then he says 'by contrasting and singing together', the only correct thing there is contrasting.

Interesting, cos I was just thinking, why doesnt it respond a bit more to its industrial situation? This is a good place to use chunky concrete and red brick on a large scale, make something different from all the glassy towers around town. In fact just realised that very few developments in industrial spots respond to that context (the only one I can think is Oxford&Peel.)

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That final render is awful. The site already shows what looks good and suits the environment.. and yet that's completely ignored as the employ the bog-standard modern design approach.

I'm not an expert, but I assume there's only so high that we can realistically expect developments to be going with heavy materials like brick and concrete - but it probably only needs to be done at 'podium' level to have a dramatic effect.

I blame the planners, though. It's all very well considering the heritage aspects of individual buildings and structures, but that's the easy bit. What about the less obvious impact of material-palettes etc across streets and suburbs? Aren't these people walking the streets of the places where developments like the above have been popping up over the last 10-20 years and noticing how they don't fit in? How badly they've aged in comparison to the (much older) industrial buildings around them? I've not even been in this city for a year and it's bloody obvious to me.

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concept design for Burnley Street - fair size

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^Site (almost) opposite also sold recently and could accommodate a sizeable development.

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http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/nylex-silos-1-billion-development-thro...

Nylex silos $1 billion development thrown into disarray after heritage ruling

January 13, 2016 - 4:55PM Clay Lucas

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Caydon's plan for a 21-level apartment tower on the Richmond barley silos.

A $1 billion redevelopment of the Nylex silos in Richmond has been thrown into disarray after the state's heritage authority banned developer Caydon from demolishing buildings on the heritage listed site.

The heritage body's decision came only after a state planning tribunal case began on Monday between Caydon and Yarra Council and residents, to decide if the project could be approved.

The case was almost abandoned after Heritage Victoria's decision became public at the start of the hearing.

 

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^^ probably destined for the never built section

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If they just adaptively re-used the big silos like they would have 10 years ago...

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'An overdeveloped, under-designed monster': Jeff Kennett slams Nylex site plans

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has savaged developer Caydon's $1 billion high-rise proposal for the historic Nylex silos alongside Melbourne's Yarra River calling it "an overdeveloped, under-designed monster".

Mr Kennett, who works from an office nearby, is leading a Melbourne establishment backlash to Caydon's plans to build a series of high-rise towers on the 1.4 hectare former Richmond Maltings site in Cremorne, famous for its concrete silos and Nylex Plastics sign.

Others campaigning for a smaller scale-development are BRW richlister Naomi Milgrom, whose Sussan fashion group has its head office in Cremorne, former Macquarie high-flier Alan Rattray-Wood and Australia Day ambassador Dennis Banfield.

"I don't mind reasonable development and I am in favour of developing the site but what's proposed is totally inappropriate given its size," Mr Kennett told The Australian Financial Review.

Read more: http://www.afr.com/real-estate/an-overdeveloped-underdesigned-monster-je...

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1996:

'An overdeveloped, under-designed monster': Jeff Kennett approves Royal Domain Tower plans.

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Caydon revisits old Cremorne office plan

After plans to replace the super-prominent site with an apartment building failed three times with council and once with the former planning minister, local developer Caydon will activate a-seven-year-old permit to build a 12-level office on the former Beaver Plastics block in the Richmond pocket of Cremorne.
Caydon's proposed 12-level workplace will include 9000 square metres of lettable area above a three-level podium car park – the component Monash Freeway commuters will see as they pass 17-21 Harcourt Parade, which abuts the busy motorway and Yarra River.
The Beaver site is also next door to Caydon's Richmond silos and Nylex clock block, a controversial planning application affecting that parcel recently described by former premier Jeff Kennett as "an overdeveloped under-designed monster".

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/capital-gain-caydon-revisits-...

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Sour grapes?

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are they retaining any of the art deco/moderne building?

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Interesting project at 54-56 Bridge Road by Wall Architects

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Salta Expands Richmond Footprint

Salta Properties has expanded its footprint near the Victoria Gardens shopping centre, in Richmond, paying a speculated $9million for an 800 square metre site at 77 Burnley Street.

The property is currently the subject of a planning application for a 10-level building containing 63 apartments.

Salta was proposing a 20-level tower, Burnley Terrace, at 53-65 Burnley Street, next door. With the latest purchase, the developer may now propose a bigger, denser complex.

In the immediate area, another 12-level apartment tower is mooted for a Doonside Street site, behind Salta's tract.

Late last year Salta announced plans for a 12-level residential building in Victoria Street, Abbotsford, which if approved will overshadow the Skipping Girl Vinegar neon sign of a girl nicknamed Little Audrey.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/banco-buys-ryco-hydraulics-hq...

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VCAT orders Caydon to re-work $1b Nylex proposal

Melbourne developer Caydon has been told to re-work the first stage of its $1 billion proposal to turn the historic Nylex site overlooking the Yarra into a new high-rise apartment and entertainment precinct by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

In its ruling, VCAT said Caydon had until April 15 to advise if it "wishes to take up the opportunity to amend the plans of the proposed development".

Among its requirements are for the 18-storey tower to be reduced by four storeys and for the number of one-bedroom apartments to be scaled back, and for more two and three-bed units to be included.

Caydon is also working separately with Heritage Victoria, which in January blocked its demolition of buildings on the site.

The development juggernaut, run by Joe Russo, is hoping to turn the 1.4 hectare site with its famous malting silos, Nylex Clock and heritage-listed buildings into the 'Malt District' comprising around 1000 apartments, hotel accommodation, offices, cafes and restaurants.

But its plans were hit by objections from locals including former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett who called the proposal "an overdeveloped, under-designed monster" with the development taken to VCAT.

Read more: http://www.afr.com/real-estate/vcat-orders-caydon-to-rework-1b-nylex-pro...

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Good to see the councils are starting to see the problem with a deluge of 1BR apartments.

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Yet they are only a fragment of what's wrong with that proposal.

To be fair to developers (not this one, as whoever designed that scheme should be charged with a hate crime), if the public bodies are determined to have more affordable family-sized units included in these projects then they might have to help with finding alternative financing models. Those units might sell healthily on the secondary market, but if they don't sell 'off plan' then it's hard to build them.

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Commercial building by Fieldwork in Cemorne

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it's beautiful. What sort of material is that? Is it metal cladding? Because in the first picture it seems translucent.

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Perforated screens I'd guess, similar to a few other Fieldwork designs. It's at planning with Yarra so see what happens.

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