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Australian Architecture Association

Walk through time

Where
Hyde Park Barracks
Hyde Park Barracks
Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Front Gate, 12 Macquarie Street, Sydney. NSW
When

Thursday 11 August from 11am to 1pm

Cost

Adult: $30Concession: $25AAA Member: Free

Enjoy a 2 hour walk with Vincent Lam, a very knowledgeable AAA Volunteer tour leader, starting at the Hyde Park Barracks, one of Sydney’s oldest pieces of architecture by convict architect Francis Greenway. 

The journey looks at buildings that replaced brick with grander materials like sandstone, then granite, before moving into more modern materials like terracotta and finally of course concrete.

Terms like skyscraper gothic, beaux artes and art deco are explained in front of buildings like the Sun building in Philip Street one of the few skyscraper gothic representations in Sydney and the difference between the Commonwealth Bank Headquarters in Martin Place which is Beaux Artes designed in the 1920s by architects Herbert Ross and Ruskin Rowe.

You will visit the Queen Victoria Building and hear how it was saved from demolition in the 1970's, what an amazing building, worth saving.

Covid-safe information

Due to Covid, you will have to be fully vaccinated to attend the walk, however, as this is an outside you will not be required to wear a mask.

Contact event organiser

Australian Architecture Association

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