Trades Hall Council Chamber restoration

The restoration of the New Council Chamber at #TradesHallMelbourne was in the Age recently, so I went to conservation architects @lovellchen webpage and borrowed all these images- and it turns out only the painted wall is original, the rest is sympathetic but not at all like the original, lost in a fire in c1962. It was completely refurbished in quirky 60s style in 1963, but recently the roof started leaking, which led to this work, and the surprise that one wall remained, by #patersonbrothers, restored by @grimwadeconservation, and its very fine, look at that crazy vase ! The work was actually done in 2019, and it won the #australianinstituteofarchitects victoria restoration award last year.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.