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161 Collins Street

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Located on the crest of the Collins Street hill, this landmark ‘free Modern Renaissance’ building was originally built in 1928.  In the early 1990’s the T&G was given a new life when it was incorporated into adjoining sites and redeveloped into a modern office building with a retail arcade whilst retaining the original facade, becoming known as KPMG House.

The building has 10 of the largest levels of commercial office space in Melbourne which overlook a stunning light filled atrium containing a prestigious Retail Arcade connecting to surrounding streets.

The atrium has a unique solar tracking mirror system which redirects sunlight onto the Landmark glass blocks commission by Warren Langley.  This series of 16 sculptured glass blocks showcases and honours “Significant Melbourne Landmarks and Buildings”.

Metier 3 re-established the Banking Chamber at KPMG’s main entrance in 2005 whilst Lu Skacej and Dean Colls’ sculpture wall installation at the 161 main entry depicts the never ending journey that this building has undertaken, aptly named “Voyage”.

The public of Melbourne should try enjoy and appreciate this landmark building which is forever changing, and yet somehow remains the same. Extract from Melbourne in Spires 1994 Calendar

Conceived and photographed by David B Simmonds
Extract from “Once upon a Collins Street”
By Andrew Hoyne. Robyn Ilsa Lea and  Andrew Anastasios

Acknowledgement of Morris Joffe & Tim Selleck 2006

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161 Collins Street