OPPORTUNITY: An artists impression of the City Square at the development site, facing Wellington Street.

Architect hits out at City Link land sale

One of the state’s top architects has lashed out at the state government’s plan to bundle five hectares of city land into one development package, as part of the Perth City Link.


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Agree with Mr. Karotkin. What we do not want is a monolithic structure with no life and soul- which typically is the result when large developers are involved. Their main goal- how much can i make from this? Where and how can I cut corners to get bigger profits. To them the concept stage is just that- concepts. How do we know they will deliver as per concept agreed. Too risky in the hands of 1 developer. Agree we need to split this into smaller parcels with guidelines on what can be done.

And Architects and Planners dont cut courners and work for their own maximum profit. Some of these creative types are being to creative with their logic to just drive more work onto them selves. They are unhappy with the world they are already doing so just fall back on these fantasies of hodge podge developments as their playground for a big chance... if your your going to try and trick your self into relevency while staying small time dont complain about larger developments.. swim in your own pond.

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This is a crazy idea by a Government devoid of any understanding of what will make Perth a great city and that is diversity, originality and creativity. You won't get that from a single mega developer. What we are likely to get is archetectural blancmange - souless and bland.

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