Archive 2009

Sydney Design 09


The AAA is a Sydney Design 09 partner and this year we are running a number of architecture tours.

Starting on Saturday 1 August there is an Architecture Harbour Cruise which is the only architecture cruise run in Sydney. Leading this cruise will be well known Sydney architect Philip Thalis. Also on 1 August is a two hour Sydney City Walk looking at Sydney's modern high rise towers including the British architect, Sir Norman Foster's Deutsche Bank Place. Discover where the highest garden in Sydney is located and learn why Australia Square is round.

On Saturday 8 August walk with a trained AAA guide and explore the architectural history of Sydney, as revealed by its' artworks. Discover how sculpture can enrich the experience of architecture and public space with the Scupture of the City Walk. Also on 8 August is the walking tour of leafy Middle Cove discovering some of Sydney's best domestic architecture from the 1950's to today with architect Ben Gerstel.

Sunday 9 August - There is a focus on the work of the late Harry Seidler, with a tour of Harry's City Towers led by architectural scholar Gevork Hartoonian.

Mondays 10 and 17 August. - Sydney City Bar Tours. Design has been critical in redefining the bar experience in Sydney's CBD. Join our AAA guide, David McCrae who will take you inside the bars and explain the details behind these dynamic and exciting spaces.

Walk through Time on Saturday 15 August with AAA guide Vincent Lam starting in Australia's oldest public precinct. You will learn who Sydney's first architect was, his passage to Australia in chains and his skills in designing finely detailed brick buildings. You will see many different architectural styles through examples from 19th Century Geogian to early 20th Century Beaux-Arts to 1960-70's Brutalism and 1980's Post-Modernism.

Book online now or phone 02 8297 7283.

Architecture Harbour Cruise

Middle Cove Walking Tour

Sculpture of the City

Harry Seidler's Towers with Gevork Hartoonian

Sydney City Bar Tour

Walk Through Time