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Engineering Library
Engineering Library
Engineering Library and lecture theatres
The stylistic expression of the 1960 Engineering Library and lecture theatres building was fashionable at a time when Brasilia was under construction and when bold mosaic tile patterns were applied to internal and external wall surfaces of buildings, following the examples set by Mexico's University City. The buildings, while true to their own times and in line with some of their city contemporaries, depart from the campus character and disrupt the totality of the architecture achieved elsewhere on campus. This approach had total University support at the time, as it was correctly thought that new buildings should not and could not economically replicate the Hackett Buildings.
Caption: Gus Ferguson
Photo: Pier Leach