Sunday, 27 May 2012

DOCKLANDS, MELBOURNE

I wrote on my NixPixMix blog about Docklands, yesterday and I thought I would post some photos that I took there a couple of months ago on this blog to contrast the night view with the day view here.

The Bolte Bridge is a large twin Cantilever bridge that spans the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour in the Docklands precinct to the west of the Melbourne CBD. It forms part of the CityLink system of toll roads that connects the Tullamarine Freeway from the northern suburbs with the West Gate Freeway and the Domain and Burnley tunnels to the Monash Freeway and the south eastern suburbs. Its twin "towers" are a Docklands landmark.

NewQuay, opened in 2002 was one of the first residential and commercial developments in Docklands. It currently has five residential towers and a podium building developed by MAB Corporation. The flagship building Palladio - which is shaped like the prow of a ship - is named after Italian architect Andrea Palladio. The podium building, Sant'Elia is named after another Italian architect Antonio Sant'Elia.

The rest are named after Australian artists: Nolan (Sidney Nolan), Arkley (Howard Arkley), Boyd (Arthur Boyd), and Conder (Charles Conder). Aquavista, completed in May 2007, is a strata office development and the first commercial building to be completed in NewQuay as part of the HQ NewQuay development. The ground level podiums contain a commercial precinct with a variety of restaurants and caf├ęs including Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Cantonese, Moroccan, Cambodian and Modern Australian cuisines.

Commissioned in 2001 and installed during 2002, Adrian Mauriks sculpture "Silence" has a size of 18 x 23 meters and a height of 4.5 metres. It consists of 13 components and was made from epoxy resin and stainless steel painted off-white. "Silence" was installed on the New Quay esplanade, Docklands Precinct Melbourne. The sculpture was commissioned by the MAB Corporation. The sculpture now belongs to the City of Melbourne.

This post is part of the Scenic Sunday meme,
and also part of Louis' Sunday Bridges meme.








3 comments:

  1. Wonderful captures of your amazing and beautiful city, Nick! Incredible buildings and sculpture and a great bridge! I do wish I had more time and more dollars as I would love to visit there! Hope you've had a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. What a wonderful collection of images! That bridge is surely unusual and I always love images of the dockside. :) That sculpture park is quite unusual, too. Lovely images!

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  3. I love that sculpture in the park! Simply beautiful! You always do such a great job of telling us about your city and the features - I appreciate the time it takes to do that! Hope you week is off to a great start!

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