Town Clerk's Files, Correspondence from Denton Corker Marshall regarding Proposed Outdoor Chess at City Square

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Correspondence from Denton Corker Marshall regarding Proposed Outdoor Chess at City Square.

Record Citation: PROV VPRS 3183
Record URL: http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewSeries&entityId=3183
Agency: VA 511 Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct)
Agency URL: http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewAgency&entityId=511
Date: 18 February 1980
Record Type: Correspondence
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Language: en
Copyright URL: http://prov.vic.gov.au/copyright
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User Tags: outdoor, chess, outdoor chess, melbourne city square




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Denton Corker Marshall PTY LTD.jpg DENTON CORKER MARSHALL PTY LTD


ARCHITECTS

TOWN PLANNERS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

MELBOURNE AND CANBERRA


31 NIAGARA LANE MELBOURNE 3000

TELEPHONE (03) 601681

POSTAL ADDRESS

GPO BOX 459C MELBOURNE 3001


214 NORTHBOURNE AVENUE

BRADDON ACT 2601

TELEPHONE (062) 470019

POSTAL ADDRESS

GPO BOX 334 DICKSON ACT 2602


JOHN DENTON

B ARCH DIP TRP ARAIA MRAPI

BILL CORKER

B ARCH DIP TRP ARAIA MRAPI

BARRIE MARSHALL

B ARCH ARAIA

ADRIAN PILTON

M SC (ARCH) MA (L ARCH) AAILA ARAIA

BRUCE ECHBERG

B ARCH DIP L ARCH MA (URBAN DESIGN) AAILA

PETER BRADEN


TOWN CLERK'S

18 FEB 1980

DEPARTMENT


The chief executive officer

and town clerk

City of Melbourne

Town Hall

Melbourne 3000


Attention: Mr F H Rogan

Melbourne City Square: Proposed Outdoor Chess


Dear Sir,


Further to the request that we consider incorporating outdoor chess in the City Square, we have researched the matter, and have pleassure in presenting the following review of options together with costs.


General

Outdoor chess in the Square would best be located in the stage area of the Amphitheatre. This affords an allweathers location with surrounding seating. However, this position would not always be ideal, since we anticipate that it will frequently be used for lunchtime performances. The Meeting Corner could be an alternative location for the outdoor chess when it is displaced from the Amphitheatre. We would, therefore, recommend a system with a portable board as well as pieces.


Chess Pieces

We have investigated three possible sources of chessmen:

1 Importing a set from Aukam K G Kassell, West Germany. These pieces are well designed and made, and would certainly be durable. The only disadvantage lies in the need to import, especially as a delay of some months between ordering and delivery may occur. This could also be a problem if replacements are needed. We have obtained a price from Germany of $1,553 but Assuming no duty is payable, the estimated landed cost would be in the order of $2,300.


2 Citizens Investments Pty Ltd (South Australia). These pieces are produced in Australia, in moulded plastic foam. We have investigated these pieces, and feel that the standard colours and finish offered are not of a standard appropriate to the City Square.

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Has coordinates37° 48' 32" S, 144° 57' 49" ELatitude: -37.8090183
Longitude: 144.9636346
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Has date18 February 1980 +
Has form nameTranscribed Record Form +
Has imagehttp://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/c/c4/Denton_Corker_Marshall_PTY_LTD.jpg +
Has keywordsoutdoor +, chess +, outdoor chess + and melbourne city square +
Has languageen +
Has occupationchief executive officer + and town clerk +
Has person nameJOHN DENTON +, BILL CORKER +, BARRIE MARSHALL +, ADRIAN PILTON +, BRUCE ECHBERG + and PETER BRADEN +
Has record agencyVA 511 Melbourne (Town 1842-1847; City 1847-ct) +
Has record citationPROV VPRS 3183 +
Has record typeCorrespondence +
Has record urlhttp://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewSeries&entityId=3183 +
Has rightshttp://prov.vic.gov.au/copyright +
Latitude-37.809 +
Located inSwanston Street, Melbourne +, CANBERRA +, MELBOURNE +, BRADDON +, City Square +, West Germany + and South Australia +
Longitude144.964 +
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