Old Quad Melbourne University

Repost 2017:

The original #cloister at #MelbourneUniversity. In the middle of a huge site, it started off as three wings, built 1853-57, designed by #FMWhite (who was still around in 1888 designing huge city office blocks). Always lovely to walk through, love the brick #vaulting. But did you know the wonderful bit of #cloister at the south end was built in 1970, completing the #OldQuadrangle as intended, 113 years after it was started. Love the orange textured render (which I guess is the colour of the brick in the original bits). Designed by #MelbourneUniversity staff architect #RaeFeatherstone who had done a number of modernist towers on the campus, though actually they have stylised cloisters come to think of it…

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