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Architecture of Australia

14 November 2013

1939 – AWA Tower, York St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Morrow & Gordon The AWA Tower was designed by architects Morrow and Gordon from 1937–1939 and became one of the most notable commercial buildings of Sydney. With its geometric Art Deco design,...

07 September 2009

1941 – National War Memorial, Canberra, Australia

Architect: Emil Sodersteen / John Crust A competition for the design of the memorial was conducted in 1925-26, however none of the entries received met all of the competition conditions and no winner...

07 September 2009

1952 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Architect: W.H. Withers / W.D.H. Baxter Government architect W.H. Withers began work on the building plans in 1939 for the Maritime Services Board (MSB) building. Work resumed in 1944 under government architect W.D.H....

11 January 2014

1957 – 1 Chifley Square, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Rudder Littlemore & Rudder Often described as one of Australia’s most iconic and graceful contemporary post war office buildings and built as the world headquarters for Qantas Empire Airways. The building’s aerofoil-shaped...

07 September 2009

1959 – Shine Dome, Canberra, Australia

Architect: Grounds, Romberg and Boyd The Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome has been a Canberra landmark since its construction in 1959. Reflecting some of the more adventurous architectural ideas of that time,...

01 January 2014

1962 – AMP Building, Sydney, Australia

This was Sydney’s first highrise to take advantage of the lifting of the 46m (150ft) height limit which was enforced until 1957. It dominated the city’s skyline for many years. Originally had a...

07 September 2009

1968 – National Library of Australia, Canberra

10 July 2014

1970s – Proposed Redevelopment of The Rocks, Sydney

Proposed redevelopment of The Rocks area of Sydney in the 1970s. The Rocks is the oldest part of the city and contains many heritage buildings. From November 1971 until 1975, the New South...

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...