Monday, June 20, 2016

Edith Cowan.. social campaigner.



It was almost impossible from yesterday's reflections to guess that they were university related :) Building 1 of the Joondalup campus at Edith Cowan University is strikingly dramatic and as much as I would like to relate a little more about what inspired the architectural design I could find nada, niente, zilch! Very frustrating! Whenever I drive past along Joondalup Drive I see the spine of spires rising and think armadillo. Behind the steel structures, softened by a lining of beautiful wood, to the left the Chancellery building and to the right the art gallery 


Joondalup campus is one of three ECU campuses in WA, named after Edith Cowan, advocator of women's rights and the first woman to be elected to an Australian parliament in 1920.. here beautifully etched into the glass above the stadium below. If any Perthites out there can fill in the architectural details I would be thrilled.. Hope you've had/are having a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe...


20 comments:

  1. what an architectural design...very impressive.

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  2. Very impressive and gorgeous place! Arianna

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  3. Wow, that is unique and just fantastic!

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  4. Yes, that is one beautiful place.

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  5. What a brilliant place that is, Grace! Love it!

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  6. That is world-class wonderful architecture. And your streak of really top notch photos and posts continues! Loving it, G

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  7. Wild and I love it. But I'm reminded more of some giant sea creature soaring out of the water with gills flaring! :)

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  8. Interesting shape building...Still a lot of place in world could use Edith Cowan.
    Coffee is on

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  9. Wow, looks more like a plant growing than a building, How exciting. Wonderful against that deep blue sky too.

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  10. Harsh looking building, not sure what to make of it

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  11. It is amazing architecture. I like it!

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  12. This is architecture that makes me go "Wow", Grace.

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  13. Amazing that portrait etched into the glass.

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  14. Dramatic is definitely the right word!

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  15. What amazing architecture. It's very inspired and quite dramatic. It makes me think of the giant wings on Jabberwocky but, maybe that's because I watched "Alice in Wonderland" this last weekend.

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  16. Love it, Grace - at least on a sunny day - reckon it looks rather menacing otherwise?

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  17. Kudos for Edith Cowan, a woman with both vision and a mission.

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  18. So I was right!!! Fascinating place, my grandson is there. I know a bit about the art collection.

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  19. I love the first pic, it's stunning !

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