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In Marrickville NSW on “To demolish existing...” at 2 Station Street Marrickville NSW 2204:

Joanna Hutchinson commented

Adding onto my previous comments, the design is arguably so embarrassing and insufficient. The proposed building will actually look like a large mass of concrete with next to nothing offered in terms of architectural elements. No curved, vertical or any other impressive elements, I support the approval of the height and density proposed but object the design. Privacy screens are also not offered. The facade is poorly treated. This design is appalling and will not benefit the local community.

On the other hand, the original plans for a 16 storey development shows a much better approach to the design. The facade is well-treated and the building looks iconic. It's not just better external design but the internal design provides better amenities for future occupants. Council has repeatedly approved embarrassing designs, Dulwich Hill in particular was the major victim with large masses of bricks or concrete without any consideration into design elements that enhance the facade or amenities of those slums.

Overall I support high-density residential/commercial/retail uses (in favour of 16 storey building the most) however i strongly object to the proposed design of a block of concrete.

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