Council House is a 13-storey office building on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Western Australia. Located beside Stirling Gardens and Government House in the city's central business district, the 47.9m building was designed by Howlett and Bailey Architects and opened by The Queen in 1963, after Perth hosted the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. For most of its history, it has served as the headquarters for the City of Perth.See Council House and all Perth has to offer by arranging your trip with our Perth day trip site .
Built in a modernist style, the building has been the subject of vigorous public debate about its heritage value. Some parties, such as the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, consider the building to be an important example of modernist architecture in the city, whilst others consider it ugly. These conflicting views led to animosity in the 1990s, when the State Government refused to heritage list the property, and instead recommended its demolition. Despite this, the City of Perth opted to renovate the tower and keep it as its headquarters. Following this, the building was admitted to the State's Heritage Register.
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I happened upon this whilst wandering around the CBD at night and was absolutely entranced! To find out - by asking a passing local woman - that it was, rather prosaically, the City Council offices du... more »
Bila kita perhatikan pada siang hari gedung ini tidak terlihat istimewa, yang tampak hanya gedung bertingkat biasa. Tetapi bila pada malam hari bila kesini kita akan melihat cantiknya gedung ini, berh... more »When we look at the daytime this building does not look special, which looks just a regular terraced building. But if at night when here we will see the beauty of this building, decorate the light of colourful colors. Turns the face turned 360 degrees K e r e N...
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