architecture matters p/l

Fitzroy Town Hall Universal Access Portal At the heart of the project was the construction of a new formal entry and building access point into the existing 19th century Town Hall to meet the relevant disabled access requirements. Being a building with significant heritage importance, it was imperative that the design response was respectful to the existing building, minimised the interference with the existing building fabric and retained the integrity of the original built form. In contrast to the strength of the columns and ashlar blockwork of the original 19th century government buildings, our contemporary re-imaging of the traditional Town Hall portico pursued transparency to reveal the detail and workings of the circulation between the existing building elements and is an analogy to the required transparency of modern local government.