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Architecture of Sydney

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...

31 January 2014

1874 – Design for Museum & Library, Sydney, Australia

Architect: James Barnet James Barnet’s design for a combined Art Gallery, Museum and Library in 1874, never constructed. Intended for the corner of College and William streets was far grander than the museum...

22 January 2014

1882 – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, Australia

Architect: William Wardell St. Mary’s Cathedral is the largest ecclesiastical building in Australia. Work began in 1868 while the architect William Wardell was still based in Melbourne. Work continued throughout Wardell’s lifetime, he...

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...

11 January 2014

1892 – The Strand Arcade, Sydney, Australia

Architect: John B. Spencer & Charles E. Fairfax Named after The Strand in London, a smart and fashionable shopping street, Sydney’s Strand Arcade opened in April 1892. Today it still retains the small...

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...

10 January 2014

1845 – Old Customs House, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Mortimer Lewis, James Barnet, Walter L. Vernon The original two-storey Georgian structure was designed by Mortimer Lewis and featured 13 large and expensive windows in the facade to afford a clear view...

08 January 2014

1881 – Unbuilt W.H Lynn Proposal for Sydney Parliament

Plans for a new Australian Parliament House for Sydney were first announced in the early 1860s, and again in the late 1890s, although neither came to fruition. In 1861, the Irish architect William...

05 January 2014

1891 – General Post Office, Martin Pl., Sydney, Australia

Architect: James Barnet Designed by colonial architect James Barnet, the building was constructed in stages from 1866 to 1891. Barnet’s building features a neo-classical sandstone facade, with a colonnade running around the building...