Saturday, October 8, 2011

1950s retro York Park Entrance Gates - Launceston

York Park in Launceston has undergone many changes and upgrades in recent times, and thankfully the main entrance gates from the late 1950s still remain amongst the vast expansions of the sporting ground.

The post war period in architecture is fascinating, as the use of steel was becoming more popular in architecture design.  The use tubular steel here in the York Park entrance gates create a strikingly light and airy design with a semi-transparent arched roof and brick detailing. Sadly, another sticking Modernist design, a large Brutalist grandstand was demolished in recent times.

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