2011 Main Corner Project

The Main Corner project connects the existing buildings via multi-purpose spaces and a striking new entrance foyer. The City Hall terrace now flows through to Bay Road at ground level, while a glass atrium provides access to the rejuvenated Riddoch Art Gallery and upper floor spaces. 

Replication of something created by the designers, artisans and builders of the 1880s is not always the answer. Times have changed, and so have techniques and values. The main objective of this award-winning precinct is adaptation to new uses without ever denying the past. The end result can be contrasting yet complementary, as the design process echoes the rhythm of existing colours, materials, banding and linear forms. In doing so, heritage aspects of our past will always be present.

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