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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.

The kiosk design draws its design character from the adjacent Commonwealth Place. The open area beneath the canopy is the same height as the clear glass sections of Commonwealth Place. The kiosks will be clad in vertical timber boards. The boards will be of a similar scale and proportion to the ‘U-glass’ walls of Commonwealth Place. In time the boards will turn grey and provide a visual connection between the Commonwealth Place jetties and Commonwealth Place.

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

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Dacquiri 11:28 pm 11 Jan 08

Design aside, was anyone else stunned at the $1.8 price tag (of our money) for these 2 things? Gold sinks, maybe? My husband is a builder and says that you could easily build 3 very spacious houses for that.

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