Archive 2009

AAA/DesignBUILD World Environment Day Tour

The AAA have joined with DesignBUILD to offer an environmentally sustainable buildings bus tour on Thursday 21 May. This is all happening in Sydney.

Leading the tour will be widely recognised environmental architect Tone Wheeler and it will cover some of Sydney’s most important sustainable buildings around Sydney.  Tone will also be leading the AAA/DesignBUILD World Environment Day Architecture Cruise on Saturday 23 May, please click here for more details.

Book online now below or call 02 8297 7283.

Welcome to the new website of AAA

With the launch of AAA's new website, new tours have been added and the favourites are returning with photos and information on all tours at your fingertips.  Have a look at how to become a AAA volunteer and be part of the architecture journey or maybe just come on the tours to discover and enjoy architecture. Our new website is easy-to-use, allowing you to view all of our tours quickly and then book online and receive your ticket by email. You are ready to experience architecture.

Congratulations to Peter Zumthor


Our first AAA Black Talk speaker receives highest honour winning the 2009 Pritzer Prize.

Pritzker Architecture Prize is to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.

In announcing the winner of the 2009 Priztker Prize, Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, quoted from the jury citation, "Peter Zumthor is a master architect admired by his colleagues around the world for work that is focused, uncompromising and exceptionally determined." And he added, "All of Peter Zumthor's buildings have a strong, timeless presence.  He has a rare talent of combining clear and rigorous thought with a truly poetic dimension, resulting in works that never cease to inspire."

Pritzker Prize jury chairman, The Lord Palumbo elaborated with more of the citation: "Zumthor has a keen ability to create places that are much more than a single building. His architecture expresses respect for the primacy of the site, the legacy of a local culture and the invaluable lessons of architectural history." He continued, "In Zumthor's skillful hands , like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass are used in a way that celebrates their own unique qualities, all in the service of an architecture of permanence."

Read more about the Pritzker Architecture Prize here.

New Building Tour: One Shelley Street

AAA Presents a tour led by James Fitzpatrick, Principal, Fitzpatrick + Partners and Brookfield Multiplex of One Shelley Street, Kings Street Wharf, Sydney.

12.30pm Wednesday, 25 February
AAA members free, Non-members $30
Limited places: Book online now

The AAA’s first new building tour for 2009 is of One Shelley Street which has been awarded the highest 6-star rating for its ESD design.

Fitzpatrick + Partners Architects designed a striking external diagonal steel grid structural system which captures the eyes of everyone passing by. This structure eliminates the need for perimeter columns and maximizes the flexibility of fit-out design.

James Fitzpatrick and Mark Flanagan of Brookfield Multiplex will lead this tour of the soon to be completed building and will explain the design concept and the ESD measures thoughtfully incorporated.

New Building Tour One Shelley Street, Kings Street Wharf


Bruce Rickard - Duffy Sydney Twilight Walks

Our first walks for 2009 are the Twilight city walks on Wednesday 18th and Wednesday 25th March starting at Customs House at 6pm.

Northern Beaches Residential Bus Tour

Northern Beaches is our first residential tour for 2009 and includes new houses by architects Fergus Scott, John Choi; a classic contemporary house and new houses by Bruce Rickard on Saturday 28th March at 9.30am.

Book online now by going to the bookings column or call 02 8297 7283