Queen Victoria Building
The Queen Victoria Building is heritage listed & an outstanding example of a large, late 19th century civic building. The grand shopping arcade has become a retail attraction since its reopening as a retail centre in 1984. CGAMW’s new refurbishment master plan concept has redressed the current commercial and operational issues of the building, updating the facility to a modern, efficient operation, whilst seeking to respect, re-establish some of the original 1890 features and retain the unique heritage qualities of the building.
The insertion of two new banks of escalators in the existing north and south gallery voids of the building creates more direct and easily accessible vertical transportation paths for public circulation through the arcade. The escalators are suspended from new arched trusses, below the existing glazed roof vaults, so the structural system is clearly delineated as a contemporary insertion.
The frameless glazed shopfronts open the window displays & serve to reintroduce the rhythm of the building arcading. The new colours dramatise the main spaces & alludes to the exuberant colours of the Victorian era.
$ (in 2012):$26.5m
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