Too Ugly to Save?

 Left: K. J. Halla, 1968, Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria; Right: Melbourne Curious

Architecture, like many creative disciplines is such a subjective thing. What may be considered good or bad architecture, not to mention what constitutes a building of significance or not can easily change from time to time, just like fashion. Therefore, the debate as to whether or not some of Melbourne’s postwar buildings warrant protection is challenging.

According to the Planning Minister many of these buildings are considered “ugly” and that we (Melbourne) “can do better”.

Therefore, I hope to be around in 50 odd years to see how Melbourne’s current crop of buildings are judged and whether or not a similar debate rages.

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