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Sydney Architecture Walks

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Address: Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets | Museum of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number: +61 403 888 390
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Architecture tours of Sydney.

The Sydney Architecture Walks explore ideas...

Architecture tours of Sydney.

The Sydney Architecture Walks explore ideas through architecture offering an interface between architecture and the wider community. Each route is driven by certain themes and ideas and attempts to decode the city whilst stimulating new ways of thinking about and seeing Sydney. On bike and on foot we trespass joyfully across disciplines and genres as we seek out the projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes.

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Very intersting discovery through the layers that have made the city !

This is a quite interesting way to discover Sydney, through the way the city has reached it's current structure, brought to us by a passionate architect, Eoghan, and with a day to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quite interesting way to discover Sydney, through the way the city has reached it's current structure, brought to us by a passionate architect, Eoghan, and with a day to day insight to it all, open disucssions and sharing make it a very enriching walk !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Eoghan was fabulous and the tour was an interesting mix of history, politics and, of course, architecture. We thoroughly enjoyed this walk around modern Sydney, even in the pouring rain. We just wish we would've had time to sign up for the Utzon tour too. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My wife is an architect. I am not. As such, I am dragged to a ton of projects, lectures and tours that I would probably otherwise ignore. To my surprise, the SAW1 tour was wonderful--engaging, interesting and varied. Eoghan has been giving these tours for upwards of a decade and it shows. He's personable, knowledgeable and generous. He talks about... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

An absolutely remarkable walk with Utzon. I felt like being taken on a ride through a proof of a beautiful theorem. Thanks! Disclaimer - I am mathematician by trade.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

On an icy Autumn day Eoghan led us on the Utzon walk - a wonderful experience with the weather NO deterrent. I now have a greater understanding of our Opera House right from its inception - and even an appreciation of the part I wasn't fond of - the dark Concourse under the monumental stairs. I can see this in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

It is more a standing than walking experience as the tour only covers about three city blocks, with a very knowledgeable guide (a trained architect) giving information about the history, topgraphy, geography and geology of Sydney and the effects it has on the architecture. Fascinating facts from why buildings are elevated on stilts and have no lower floors and how... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was a great way to explore Sydney. The tour guide was smart, helpful, and engaging. I highly recommend going on one of these walks!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I've been on three of these walks and I've learned so much about my home city! The tour guide gave me really in-depth and yet broad information, so I have a much better understanding of why the city is how it is. The style is casual and friendly. Brilliant!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I think this trip is very suitable to those who are very interested in Sydney contemporary architecture as well as architectural students or architects who want to know about Sydney better. Eoghan is very knowledgable and his explanation is very vivid. He is very kind to answer us all kinds of questions. I will take another walk someday.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

A remarkable telling of the Sydney Opera House story: the rare competition and the rescued sketch that won it, the architectural inspiration, the language of the building and the engineering challenge, the prototypes and details, the dramatic sequence of the building's spaces, the Picasso mural that almost was, the finishes and interiors that might have been, the provincial politics that... More 

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The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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