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Marriott hotel design rejected

CHRIS THOMSON

A city design committee has rejected the design of a 23-level hotel planned by high-end international hotel chain Marriott for Wellington Street in the Perth CBD, and sent the architects back to their drawing board.

The committee, chaired by Government Architect Geoff Warn, and appointed by Perth City Council, was unanimously unimpressed by the pictured renders of the Marriott Courtyard hotel planned for 609 Wellington Street, opposite the gargantuan Perth City Link project.

marriott courtyard hotel perthAt a recent meeting, the committee refused to endorse the design of the $47 million, 330-room, hotel, recommending that more work be done.

“The lower levels of the development do not reference the adjoining heritage building and fail to reflect the intricate urban rhythm of the southern side of Wellington Street and, therefore, do not make a positive contribution to the streetscape or to the pedestrian experience of the city,” the committee opined.

The upper floors also copped some architectural critique, despite a 13-minute presentation on the blueprints by Alan Stewart and Daniel Hollingworth of Rowe Group planning consultants which had submitted the renders for council consideration.

The committee complained it had not received a faithful facsimile of what would actually be built, and asked that Rowe Group submit “realistic elevations and perspectives that reflect the floor plans”.

Pictured renders of planned Marriott Courtyard Hotel are as submitted by Rowe Group.

2 Responses to “Marriott hotel design rejected”

  1. Diggo says:

    Architect may as well go and drive a taxi or do something else useful.

  2. JAMS says:

    Thankgod this is not happening. This design looks as thopugh it has been vacated after being vacant since the 80s/90s and is about to be bulldozed.

    Where is the imagination of some architects? The new Wellington Street is about to be change for the better and we must pay extra attention to detail in making it a most pleasurable place to walk through, work in and admire.

    It looks as though they shoved in a few big sliding doors at street level, and decided to call it refined modernism. The street level facade and the tower look like two completely different buildings. There’s absolutely no consideration of the south side’s Brick/Victorian-era architecture (neither does the Telecom building for that matter).

    If this is the highest level of what these architects and business hotel owners can produce, I hate to imagine what their next concept will look like.

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