War Memorial in Sydney, Image from Art Deco Sydney.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Snapshot, Melbourne University.
Another Melbourne Uni building, the chapel at Newman College to be exact. Another building I walk past so often I almost don't see it any more. It is pretty wonderful, I have been to several concerts inside and it has great acoustics. Even though it is in a Gothic style it still has a very mid-twentieth century feel to it. The clean lines and massed stone, a very modern re-interpretation of Gothic. Its large almost rectangular mass and the way it stands apart from the other college buildings reminds me of the Sydney War Memorial in Hyde Park. It was designed by the architects Connelly, Dale and T. Payne and consecrated in 1942, over twenty years after the college by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin had been completed.