In May the Australian Architecture Association will take part in The Australian Heritage Festival, one of the nations biggest annual community-driven heritage festivals. This year the AAA will help festival participants to discover two hundred years of Sydney’s built history on the Walk Through Time tour. Join an Australian Architecture Association trained tour guide on Saturday 13 May or Wednesday 17 May, to discover how architecture has helped shape the landscape of the city.
Starting at one of the oldest remaining buildings of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks, you will look at Sydney's humble start as a convict colony and how the architecture became more and more decorative during the Victorian period.
The 20th Century brought us influences from the overseas such as Beaux-Arts, Art Deco and modernism. We will show you post-war development of modernist thinking and the way post-modernism reacted against it.
Looking at the Sydney Hilton and the Queen Victoria Building, you will discover how architects converted existing buildings and gave them a breath of new life.
Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.
ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
The Australian Heritage Festival 2017 will be officially launched at Government House, Canberra on Tuesday 18 April. Organised by the Australian Government in association with the National Trust, the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival theme is 'Having a Voice' and recognises the many narratives that have shaped NSW.
NSW’s contribution to the festival sees over 500 events, 330 event organisers and up to 200,000 visitors each year attend the state’s celebration of heritage. Click here to check out the events taking place over the festival.
Location: Meet at Hyde Park Barracks, in front of the main gate, 12 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Saturday 13 May 2017
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Tickets: $25 (Public) / $20 (Senoirs) / $15 (Students) / AAA Members Free
- Article: Vanessa Couzens
- Image: The Nightingale Wing of the Sydney Hospital - Australia's oldest hospital
- Logo Source: The Australian Heritage Festival website