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Architecture of Sydney

02 January 2014

1902 – NSW Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Walter L. Vernon In the 1870s an Academy of Art was established in Sydney ‘for the purpose of promoting fine arts through lecture, art classes and regular exhibitions’ and, with funds made...

01 January 2014

1914 – Department of Education, Sydney, Australia

Architect: George McRae Large building covering an entire city block designed by Scottish-born NSW State Architect George McRae, but built in two stages. It’s a six-storey sandstone building with steel and reinforced concrete...

01 January 2014

1894 – Department of Lands Building, Bridge St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: James Barnet / Walter L. Vernon Block bound by Bridge, Loftus, Bent and Gresham Streets and constructed in two stages by State architects James Barnet and his successor Walter Liberty Vernon. 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

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...

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...

01 January 2014

2013 – 8 Chifley, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Built to replace a 1970s tower, 8 Chifley is recognisably the work of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The use of a signature colour, in this case...

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...

01 January 2014

2011 – 1 Bligh St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Ingenhoven Architects This an ecologically sustainable development and was awarded six-star green status by the Green Building Council of Australia. Green features include a basement sewage plant that recycles 90 percent of...