Saturday, 30 June 2012

Alexandria, silo

A former grain silo has been redeveloped and forms part of an office building in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. It is part of the Alexandria Creative Park, a business precinct on Bourke Road, which has fused heritage architecture from a former industrial estate with contemporary buildings. The site was once home to the James Barnes linseed oil factory.
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12 comments:

  1. A creative re-invention of a building that lots its original utility! Interesting design!

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  2. What a great old building, Jim! Glad they found another use for it!! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Now there is an interesting concept: fusing heritage architecture from an industrial estate with modernism.

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  4. Hi there - nice picture. I once stayed in a hotel that was built into old grain silos! Each room had a curved outer wall and was almost a triangle!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. Stewart, there are a couple of apartment buildings around Sydney that have been built in old grain silos but this is the first office building I have seen.

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  6. It's interesting, but seems like it would be weird to work in it (I wonder what the offices look like!)

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  7. It's wonderful that they're utilizing these old buildings and not just knocking them down. It could be fun working in a building that looks a little like a segment of an octopus tentacle hey Jim.

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  8. What a great - and very interesting - way to give life to an old building!

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  9. A beautiful shot.


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    Rose, SSS2

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