Archive 2012

New Walk Launch: Castle Cove


The AAA is proud to announce the commencement of the first of it's new walking tours for 2012. The Castle Cove - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly walking tour, will be led by one of our volunteers, architect and design educator, Ben Gerstel.

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon immersing yourself in 1960's suburbia and trace how it is changing. Be reminded of your growing up years - of textured coloured brick, decorative balustrades and lots and lots of features too good to miss!

Join our launch walk on 25 February and be part of the launch event which will take place in the above house designed by Marston Architects.

In 1920 Walter Burley Griffin founded the Greater Sydney Development Association (GSDA), which purchased 650 acres of Middle Harbour and encompassed the peninsulas of Castlecrag, Middlecove and Castlecove. Castlecove was the last of which to be developed as a suburb.

Originally Castle Cove was a pure 1950's and 1960's single dwelling suburb and one of the first to incorporate a golf course. The area is now gentrifying, with houses either being renovated or knocked down.

Over the course of the walk you will view numerous buildings designed by architects. These include works by Martin and King Architects, White Box Architecture, Harry Seidler & Associates, Marston Architects, Bruce Rickard and Luigi Roselli Architects.

Tickets are selling fast, book now!