What makes a building truly great? Sydney Architecture Festival 28 Sept - 1 Oct 2018

Sydney, Australia: The 12th annual Sydney Architecture Festival returns to the heart of the city this September, with events unfolding over four days from Friday 28 September until Monday 1 October 2018. 

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The Festival presents a program of talks, tours and events exploring ‘what makes a building truly great’ on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September and is bookended by The Architecture Symposium, presented for the first time in Sydney on Friday 28 September, and the annual World Architecture Day Oration on Monday 1 October.

This year's Festival is in party mode, marking so many big birthdays in architecture!

2018 marks the centenary of Jørn Utzon’s birth, 45 years since the opening of Sydney Opera House, the 30th anniversary of Canberra’s Parliament House, and one hundred years of the architecture program at the University of Sydney. These major milestones underpin a weekend program of talks and events that explore the past, present and future of two of the greatest examples of our built environment, with all talks to be held in the Utzon Room of Sydney Opera House.

New York based critic, writer, editor and architectural consultant Karen Stein delivers this year’s World Architecture Day Oration on Monday 1 October, in the Utzon Room of Sydney Opera House. Drawing on almost decade of experience as a juror of The Pritkzer Architecture Prize and as editor and contributor to some of the most respected design publishers and publications including Phaidon Press and Architecture Record, Stein explores the fundamentals of architecture as a public act - asking what is architecture? Who makes architecture? And why is it meaningful?

Head to the website for more: http://sydneyarchitecturefestival.org/ #SydArchFest

Image credit: View of the Sydney Opera House © Hamilton Lund courtesy Sydney Opera House Trust.

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