RBA recently completed a Conservation Management Plan and a Building Fabric Condition Assessment for the Majorca Building, located at Flinders Lane, Melbourne, in preparation for future conservation works.

The Majorca Building, designed by architect Harry Norris, was constructed between 1928 and 1930 as a seven storey commercial building for the soft-goods industry or ‘rag trade’, which flourished in Flinders Lane from the 1850s to the mid-late 20th century. Its distinctive Spanish influenced façade of blue and buff coloured architectural terracotta demonstrates the exotic influences on Melbourne’s architecture during the late 1920s, and makes it one of the most exuberant and colourful Interwar buildings in the City.

image

DATE
21 December 2015
SHARE

Related Posts

18 May 2020

Conserving Eltham Courthouse—RBA Heritage Consultants in the field

Ensconced behind a veil of trees, just off the heavily trafficked Main Road, is Eltham’s oldest surviving public building—its former court house. Recently, RBA had…

24 March 2020

RBA commence the Banyule Heritage Study

Over the past several years, RBA has undertaken heritage studies across a wide range of contexts, from the inner-city commercial fringe of Melbourne and the…

10 February 2020

Spotlight on Centre Arcade, Bentleigh

Over 2018-19, the heritage/history team at RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants, led by Senior Associate Anthony Hemingway, undertook a heritage review of proposed structure plan…

21 January 2020

A New Year at RBA

RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants would like to wish all our valued clients, collaborators and friends a very happy 2020. With so many Australian communities…