Over two hours discover two hundred years of Sydney’s built history on the Walk Through Time tour. Join an Australian Architecture Association trained tour guide on Wednesday 15 February 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 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.
By looking at 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.
Location: Meet at Hyde Park Barracks, in front of the main gate, 12 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Wednesday 15 February 2017
Tickets: $20 (Public) / $15 (Senoirs & students) / AAA Members Free
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- Article: Vanessa Couzens / AAA website
- Image: Reflections of the QVB Building on the Hilton Sydney
- Photographer: Vincent Lam