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A steel fountain `Nautilus, Source of the Boat`, 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.
|Address:||St Kilda Road, Arts Centre, Melbourne, 3000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.82183|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
The fountain representing the source of the 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