SITE VISIT


SITE VISIT
Our arrival to the site created us a feeling of disconnection between the Robertson 71-75 building with the modern surrounding buildings. The 71-75 Robertson street building seems left out with its compared to the other modern buildings in that financial district. This building contradiction emphasizes the different approaches between the past and the present in the way architecture and society has developed.
This building it is a five-storey building with a domed corner tower. The windows of the facades contain characteristics of the Art Nouveau. The main entrance has Doric columns and the façade is mainly built with red sandstone.
Initially, we interviewed some people about their impressions of this architecture and social change, that led to a disappearing from the historic bonds of architecture. The conclusions of these discussions were that none of the people wanted this historic building to be destroyed, but instead, there was an obvious preference that the façade would be kept, maintained and get renovated internally instead.

September 18th 11:10 am