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The lakeside kiosks

By johnboy - 10 April 2007 21

Our other local Government, the National Capital Authority, has released plans for two kiosks near Commonwealth Place to be leased out for someone to sell something.

The kiosk buildings will allow for food and beverage sales, although the flexible design could accommodate a range or combination of uses depending on demand. Uses might include souvenirs and crafts, bicycle and/or roller blade hire, deck chair hire, or ticketing and information for lake based activities.

The kiosk buildings (including canopy) are approximately 80 square metres.

So much for form following function! If they build it something will come!

What’s Your opinion?


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21 Responses to
The lakeside kiosks
futto 6:42 pm 10 Apr 07

The shape of them will be good if any director wants to use the canberra lake for a D-DAY landing scene.

Less special effects will be required.

cranky 5:28 pm 10 Apr 07

Is that Aidan B just to the right of the tree?

kimba 4:10 pm 10 Apr 07

Good idea

Maelinar 4:10 pm 10 Apr 07

If Southside gets bunkers, I propose that Northside should get bunkers as well, in order to defend against invasion from the South.

Danman 4:01 pm 10 Apr 07

Make it from concrete and mount it on hydraulic arms so it can retract into the ground after hours – thus negating any vandalism issues.

bonfire 2:33 pm 10 Apr 07

if it actually was concrete, i reckon they would look ok – but i think ive seen that design before, i think the same design is on omaha beach in normandy…

LlamaFrog 1:36 pm 10 Apr 07

modern brutalism is fine and can look good, such as the high court, but made out of timber it is not the best look going.

JD114 1:26 pm 10 Apr 07

The current caravan is a great option, there when the demand is there, gone after hours. Can’t see any real reason to mess it up with what will become another dingy looking eyesore, tagged with grafitti and collecting autumn leaves and spiderwebs.

bonfire 12:03 pm 10 Apr 07

no doubt some vandal will tag them.

caf 11:55 am 10 Apr 07

There’s usually a hawker van down there selling coffees and snacks.

Ralph 11:47 am 10 Apr 07

“In time the boards will turn grey…” UGLY!!

Like fence palings.

seepi 11:39 am 10 Apr 07

It looks like concrete in the piccie.

I like the idea of being able to buy a drink etc down there. Of course they tried this already once before, built a space, and noone would run it as a cafe, so they gave it to the portrait gallery.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 11:37 am 10 Apr 07

Be better off making them a bit smaller, and portable. Then they can be rented short term by businesses and placed in a range of approved spots. Would suit the seasons much better than more ugly Canberra buildings.

Unbeliever 11:29 am 10 Apr 07

These kiosk designs are indeed ugly. Vertical timber board clading – have we slipped into the 70s?

blingblingbears 11:23 am 10 Apr 07

“In time the boards will turn grey…” UGLY!!

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