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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
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+61 403 888 390
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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Unique and interesting tour - Utzon

I have lived in Sydney for years and thought I knew a lot about the Opera House... but I didn't. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and passionate about Utzon... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived in Sydney for years and thought I knew a lot about the Opera House... but I didn't. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and passionate about Utzon and his creation. The perspective on the people and the times was most fascinating of all. Highly recommend the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tour, led by Eoghan Lewis who is both entertaining and informative, gave me a fascinating insight into the work of Utzon, his concepts and inspirations for the Sydney Opera House. Having lived through the period of history when the Opera House was being built and the many political controversies I really appreciated hearing the inside stories of that time.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

What an outstanding tour, informative and enjoyable in equal measure. We took the Utzon tour on a Saturday morning. There were only six of us and Eoghan, an unlikely mix of guide, architect and raconteur, kept us enthralled throughout. Three hours flew by. We learnt about Utzon's movie star good looks, his "dream" for the Opera House which he knew... More 

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Thanks so much for the review Sacha. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was one of the best tours I've ever been on. The guide [Oeghan Lewis] is an architect that is clearly passionate about the subject matter and that also made us excited about it. It was well-structured, funny, informative, fascinating and heartbreaking (no spoiler's here). This is an important tour for Australians and would be an intriguing tour for visitors.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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Eoghan L, General Manager at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this review

Thanks Rachel. Sorry about the rain ;-) More 

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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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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this review

Thanks Jesse. Keeping in mind the idea architecture is the great public art, you are the one we're aiming for; conversations architectural to the design-inclined. Thanks for posting a review. Much appreciated. More 

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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Thanks so much Gillian. 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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Thanks Kyzyk for your review. More 

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