Delving deep into the stories behind Sydney’s most beautiful post-war architecture has never been easier. We’ve just added a new walk to our Culture Walks app – so bring your best camera and come along…

With Sydney Tower, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, our city’s silhouette is familiar across the world. But how much do you really know of the history of these structures? Explore the iconic buildings that defined Sydney’s skyline in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Walk along the ‘golden mile’ from Martin Place to Circular Quay, and learn how the pioneering architecture of the time reflected the growth of the city’s distinctive personality.

You’ll stop off at Sydney Tower, Australia Square and the Opera House, but also discover lesser-known gems and learn about the powerful historical and artistic forces that shaped each building. Always wanted to understand what’s so brutal about brutalist architecture? We’ll show you. By taking a tour of key architectural styles of the mid-to-late 20th century – art deco, functionalism and modernism – you’ll understand how each movement signifies a distinct moment in Sydney’s aesthetic evolution.

The Sydney Culture Walks app is available as a free download from the App Store, Google Play and sydneyculturewalksapp.com.au.

Published: 7 Sep, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags:

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