Under Threat: The APM Boiler House
by Mussen, Mackay & Potter, Alphington, Victoria, Australia, 1954
In order to preserve the APM Boiler House in Alphington, Docomomo Australia has made a submission to the City of Yarra to urge careful consideration of the heritage and architectural merit of this structure. The submission says: "The 1954 Boiler House has clear heritage value from a technical point of view - but the successful and effective retention is problematic. It is said by heritage advisers to represent one of the remaining examples of industrial glass curtain wall structures in Melbourne. For this reason alone it has heritage value. [...].
Furthermore the initiative was created to raise funds in order to secure buildings future.
"We are a group of community members and experts who are concerned about the future of the Boiler House building located on the former APM site in Alphington Victoria. We believe passionately that this structure represents a significant remnant of Victorias architectural and industrial heritage and it should not be demolished to make way for more roads. However its significance has been ignored in current development plans for the site.Funding is required to prepare a professionally researched submission to Heritage Victoria for consideration to be placed on the Victorian Heritage Register. This is the only step forward in securing the buildings future. And also to protect an asset that could be redeveloped as a remarkable venue for public and community use on the APM site.We need to proceed with the nomination as soon as possible in January. So we would be really grateful for any financial support to present our case."
[by Docomomo Australia]
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