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.

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21 December 2015
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2023 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards

The 2023 Awards ceremony for the Victorian Australian Institute of Architects was held on Friday the 16th June.

Several representatives from RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants attended the event, where we were proud to receive an Award for Heritage Conservation for the Prahran Arcade Façade Conservation and a Commendation for Heritage – Conservation for the restoration of Doherty House in Tarneit.

Additionally, we were pleased to see Searle x Waldron receive an Award for Architecture for the Joyce Chapel Bridge and Wardle receive The William Wardell Award for Public Architecture for the Bendigo Law Courts – both projects that RBA have been involved in.

Learn more about the Prahran Arcade Facade Conservation here

Learn more about the Doherty House Restoration here

Doherty House, Tarneit (Image: Thurston Empson)

Bendigo Law Courts, Wardle (Image: Tim Griffith)

Prahran Arcade (Image: Thurston Empson)

Joyce Chapel Bridge, Searle x Waldron (Image: Peter Bennetts)

 





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