Ugly heritage: Is Sydney’s brutal architecture worth keeping?
Sydneysiders prize our city's Victorian and sandstone heritage buildings. But what about our less charming heritage?
Brutalist structures began appearing in Sydney between 1960-90. Many of them have become Sydney’s most iconic buildings — though not necessarily our most beloved. Blues Point Tower, Sirius, UTS Tower and now Waterloo's highrises are among many brutalist structures Sydney loves to hate. Join us for ‘Ugly heritage’ a discussion about Sydney’s brutalist architecture — its history and its future. Our panellists will discuss the value of diverse heritage, the importance of aesthetics, and how changing architectural trends and tastes influence the shape of our city.
This event is raising funds for #WeLiveHere2017, a film and light project that will illuminate Waterloo's ‘twin towers’ in 2017. Find out more about #WeLiveHere2017 and donate.
Our worldly panel of architects, planners and commentators includes:
- Glenn Harper, Architect (PTW Architects and Brutalist Project Sydney)
- Joanne Jakovich (Soup Labs and Big World Homes)
- Rory Toomey (environa studio and rory the architect)
- Genevieve Murray (Future Method Studio)
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