Architectural firm Graziano Paletta has unveiled plans for a new, 80,000-square-metre building in Melbourne’s inner west.
The building, named Graziópolis, will include a hotel, retail, apartments, a cinema, gym and a gymnasium, with a total floor area of more than 90,000 square metres.
It is designed to be open to the public.
The plans have been presented at a public opening on Thursday, March 14.
Graziocare is the first Greek Revival architecture to be built in Melbourne, and will be named after the late Roman-era architect, Grazios Grazianopoulos.
“Grazio Paletta is a unique architect in his approach to building, using a combination of natural materials and materials of contemporary design,” the firm said in a statement.
“His distinctive style is characterized by a mixture of naturalism, modernity and contemporary materials.”
It’s a new project for the Melbourne-based firm, which is one of a number of Greek Revival architects who are bringing the architectural form to the Australian capital.
Architects like Dario Grazia, Yannis Grazias, and Alexandros Galinos have also recently been working in the city.
The Greek Revival style is one that has been embraced by architects and artists across the world, including by the likes of Muralist and New York City-based sculptor Michael Krasny.