Brendan Rees | 26th July, 2023
The restoration of Queen Victoria Marketplace sheds A-D and H-I has taken out a main heritage architecture award.
Developed by NH Architecture with Trethowan Architecture, the task associated repairing and refurbishing the open-air sheds which includes strengthening every particular person column, beam, and truss, even though a new insulated roof replaced the initial roofing.
The Melbourne-primarily based architecture companies worked carefully with the Metropolis of Melbourne, Queen Victoria Market and Heritage Victoria to restore the nationwide and Victorian heritage-detailed web-site to “maintain its intrinsic and intangible benefit and be certain its longevity into the future”.
As component of the 2023 Victorian Architecture Awards introduced in June, the style was awarded the John George Knight Award for Heritage Architecture.
“The venture correctly balances the restoration of sizeable architectural heritage with the wants of contemporary sector functions location a new benchmark for foreseeable future restoration initiatives located in just bustling city environments,” the jury citation stated.
The council’s latest quarterly report of the Queen Victoria Sector precinct renewal program noted the fifth and last phase of the heritage lose restoration project at Sheds H and I were “well beneath way”.
The report, published in May possibly, mentioned Sheds H and I traders would remain in short term destinations for an approximated 3-calendar year time period as Sheds H and I would be used for website sheds and difficult storage for the security of traders and the community.
Caption: QVM sheds A-D and H-I have been recognised in the Victorian Architecture Awards. Photos: Dianna Snape.