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Sir Roy Grounds : 08-July-2011
Sir Roy Grounds : 08-July-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A steel fountain `Nautilus`, is dedicated to the memory of Arts Centre architect, Sir Roy Grounds. Roy Grounds designed the Australian Academy of Sciences Building in Canberra and the Victorian Arts Centre and National Gallery.

The Academy building was Roy Grounds` first large commission. It became one of the most widely known buildings in Australia and one of the best publicized at home and abroad. The architects were honoured by two awards, the Meritorious Architecture Award of the Canberra Area Committee of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, and the Sulman Award for Architectural Merit. No doubt the building enhanced his stature as a foremost architect. From a prominent and much admired architect in his home state of Victoria, he became a national figure and probably the best known architect in Australia.

Location

Address:St Kilda Road, Arts Centre, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.82183
Long: 144.968991
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.

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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Architecture

Dedication

Front Inscription

         "NAUTILUS"
the fountain representing
the source of water for the moat
commemorates the name of

ROY BURMAN GROUNDS, Kt.,  
         1905 - 1981  
Architect for the Victorian Arts Centre

National Gallery of Victoria - August 1968
Melbourne Concert Hall - November 1982
The Theatres - October 1984

Source: MA,VMR
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