Saturday 30 June 2012


The Nolan Building is is a distinctive landmark in the Newquay precinct of the Melbourne Docklands. Opened in December 2003, the Nolan comprises 204 apartments, ranging from 1 bedroom, through to luxurious penthouses, with sweeping views out over Melbourne’s beaches and mountains.

The Nolan building incorporates a striking piece of artwork. This three-dimensional frieze is inspired by Sidney Nolan’s 1946 Ned Kelly paintings. The Australian landscape is represented by the undulating fa├žade walls, which are treated with a unique ‘pixelated’ perforation method that produces complex shadow plays. The helmet-like corner nodes are references to the Kelly masks; they frame the mirrored sculptures within, reflecting a morphing vista of sunlight and sky that moves gently in silent tribute to the waves of the sea.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme.


  1. What an awesome apartment building, Nick! Looks like a terrific place to live -- and quite expensive, I'm sure!! I love your captures and the different angles and views! Superb! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


  2. I particularly like the reflective masks!

  3. Each photo was better than the one before...amazing building! What a great post today!

  4. Very strong architecture.

  5. it's a beautifully striking building!!
    I love all the different perspectives you show us

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