Thursday, November 19, 2009

QBE Building

QBE Building
The QBE building at 80-82A Pitt Street in the Sydney CBD was previously known as Bryant House which was built for the City Mutual Life Assurance Association as an investment property.

The building was designed by Emil Sodersten in association with T. W. Hodgson and Sons and was constructed by Hutcherson Bros in 1939.

The building features an unusual serrated facade of textured face brick above a polished granite plinth with simple Art Deco mouldings. The original Art Deco detailing of the entry foyer and lift lobby remains intact.

Facade detail

QBE facade detail

Window detail

QBE window detail

Source Sydney Heritage Listings

More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.

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