Sorry needs pics desperately but WHAT is that huge, foul rusty developers monstrosity that is looming over the road from the bowling + croquet green and a couple of small museums in Qbn, main drag ? It sits where the council used to park some of its vehicles on the oval. This was discovered during an interesting short walk around qbn cbd at about 5pm sat arvo.
It MUST have been mentioned on RA *somewhere* before now (so apols if a repost) but I couldn’t find it. Google didn’t offer much either..The developers name was everywhere but I was too enthralled to write it down.
If you haven’t had the pleasure go check for yourself – basically the whole structure (apart from some painted support poles) feature a delightfully European feel (circa 1944) with an advanced case of tin worm. Maybe I am just an ignorant peon but my artist qbn resident friend who also got to catch an eyefull of this woeful beastly hovel found the attempt at arty design an obvious flop.
My first guess was a new SES HQ made from Canberra bushfire leftovers but I doubt it. Definately has a govt feel to it though.
It even features the Super Marioesque bonus stage giant empty hole of nothingness as seen on the end of the new(ish) Woden duplo-themed apartment block which still leaves me scratching my head as to it’s purpose (challenging southcare landing pad ?). Good to see our Queanbeyanite neighbours can also share in the current trend of amphetamine-fuelled building aesthetics. I hope for their sake there will be some sort of final coat or treatment to lift the mood but going by the developers impression on display it looks just as grim.
The sample piece of intentionally rusty steel material sitting proudly(?) at the front of the fenced off construction site & developers office said it all where some other art critic had reached through and scrawled a very apt word of appraisal…
..it said “YUK” 🙂