Set in a designed landscape, the monumental Shrine is approached along formal axes, and its aspect and prospect vistas are protected, extending right to the heart of the city’s CBD. It is a place of great symbolism and cultural meaning, with dual ceremonial and educational functions.
Lovell Chen has provided heritage services to the Shrine for more than 15 years. We prepared a conservation management plan in 2001, at a time when options were being considered for additional accommodation on the heavily constrained site. Subsequently, we worked with ARM Architecture on their award-winning scheme that opened up access to the building’s unused undercroft area through two low courtyards set into the landscape.
In 2010, we reviewed and updated the conservation management plan, in association with John Patrick. More recently, we documented conservation works to the Shrine’s ambulatory, and, working with Messenger Planning Consultants, contributed to a major planning strategy. Mandatory height controls based on based on the planning study were implemented in 2014.
We undertook a further CMP review in 2016 in association with CDA Design Group, updating the plan in light of the physical changes since 2010 together with the delivery of a landscape improvement plan.
John George Knight Heritage Architecture Award 2004 : in association with ARM
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