Expert Comment On Barak Building

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Expert comment on Barak building –


In an architectural innovation, a 32-storey apartment block at the north end of

Melbourne’s CBD will feature the image of Aboriginal leader William Barak across

its sculpted façade.


Barak’s face will be sculpted through the light and shade of the building’s white

concrete balconies, in a novel technique that developers claim to be a world first.


Should buildings make social statements?


How have architectural landmarks in Australia and overseas invested social

meaning into their design?


Dr Marcus White is a lecturer in architecture and urban design in RMIT University’s

School of Architecture and Design.


His research has looked at public landmarks and their impact on the urban

landscape.  


The Director of Harrison and White Architects, Dr White is available for interview.


For interviews: RMIT University’s Marcus White, 0403 439 494.


For general media enquiries: RMIT University Communications, Gosia

Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.

15 September, 2010






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