Multi-Use Commercial Streetscape
Originally a Greek community building, this building demonstrates how, over time, buildings have been continually adapted to suit new functions and uses that come as new ethnic groups emerge.
The building acts as a complete hybrid, multi-functional building, hosting a chinese community centre, Vietnamese Restaurant and Retail outlet - all in the one envelope. On the ground floor, the restaurant’s signage adds to the activation and intensity of the street. Menus are printed and stuck to the inside of the glass. People stop to investigate the menu and look inside.
The retail outlet (TTK Fashion) also uses the footpath to display products, once again blurring the boundaries between public and private. The first floor houses a chinese community association (Ethnic Chinese Happy Age Association of Victoria).