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Mon 14.12.

The Former Rocks Police Station by Welsh + Major Architects (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.12.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The Former Rocks Police Station by Welsh + Major Architects, photo: Katherine Lu

The Former Rocks Police Station by Welsh + Major Architects, photo: Katherine Lu

Designed by Government Architect James Barnet in the early 1880’s, this imposing building has served many purposes over its lifetime, including for a long time, a police station, complete with holding cells. The adaptation as an elegant new café/restaurant creates a new chapter in the rich history of this significant building. An exercise in restrained and respectful design, Welsh + Major’s design celebrates the qualities of the original building and breathes life into the adjacent public domain. (text by Welsh + Major Architects)

 

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