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Architecture of Australia

07 September 2009

1973 – Sydney Opera House

Architect: Jørn Utzon The Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive and famous 20th-century buildings, and one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world. Situated on Bennelong Point...

13 November 2013

1977 – Town Hall House, Kent St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Ancher Mortlock & Woolley Opened on 28 June 1977, as an annex building to the City Hall and replaced an earlier building which housed the Sydney County Council’s Electricity Department and sales...

01 January 2014

1981 – Sydney Tower, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Donald Crone Sydney Tower is Sydney’s tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia (with the Q1 building on the Gold Coast being the tallest). The tower stands 309m above the...

07 September 2009

1988 – Australian Parliament Building, Canberra

Architect: Romaldo Giurgola In 1978 the government decided to proceed with a new building on Capital Hill, and the Parliament House Construction Authority was created. A two-stage competition was announced, for which the...

21 December 2013

1992 – Chifley Tower, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates Considered the second-tallest building in Sydney, Chifley Tower is used primarily for commercial use, mostly financial institutions, law firms and corporations.To stop the tower from moving in the...

01 January 2014

1993 – Governor Phillip Tower, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Denton Corker Marshall Governor Phillip Tower sits 10 floors above street level on a series of large beams atop a 4-level sandstone-clad podium (upon which Governor Macquarie Tower also sits). The building...

01 January 2014

2000 – Aurora Place, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop Aurora Place is a pair of towers for office and residential use. They are connected at ground level by a piazza that is sheltered under a suspended glass...

16 January 2014

2005 – Deutsche Bank Place, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Foster + Partners Construction began in 2002 and was completed in 2005. The buildings unusual design and distinctive profile were guided by a number of factors, including the narrow site, the need...

07 September 2009

2006 – John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra

Architect: Lyons Architects The John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University is a prestigious medical research facility that counts two Nobel Prize-winners among its alumni. The new, low rise...

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