The Australian War Memorial is Australia’s national memorial to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia, and some conflicts involving personnel from the Australian colonies prior to Federation. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum. We visited early in the morning before it officially opened, so there are no one around apart from staff.
The new Parliament House was constructed beginning from 1981 with an original budget of A$220 million and was supposed to be opened on Australia Day 1988. It ended up opening a few months later in May and ended up costing over A$1 billion. Despite that, it is an impressive structure that somehow seems smaller than it actually is as it blends well into the original contour of Capital Hill. We did not go inside but took some photos from the entrance.
This post is part of a photographic series featuring how the city of Sydney has been impacted by the CoViD-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. I wandered through an almost empty QVB in the heart of Sydney.
This post is part of a photographic series featuring how the city of Sydney has been impacted by the CoViD-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. The steps in front of Sydney Town Hall is normally packed full of people as it is a popular meeting spot and rendezvous point. I captured it on a Friday morning and the steps were completely empty.
The newly completed George Place, owned by ISPT, is a large shared space uniting three buildings – 363 George Street, 345 George Street and the heritage-listed 24 York Street. George Place was designed by architects Fender Katsalidis in 2018, to upgrade the 1999 Denton Corker Marshall design and connect the three buildings.
Built in 1848 by the renowned Sydney architect Henry Robertson, this sandstone building with its granite columns and marble balustrades was the site of the first Savings Bank of New South Wales, which later became the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. When the bank sold the property in 1995, the building had been in continuous use for almost 150 years.
Global design and engineering practice Arup opens its new offices to Sydney Open for the second year in a row, this time inviting the public in for a rare glimpse at the specialty spaces inspiring them to redefine what is possible in the built environment. The offices are located in the CBD heritage pocket of Barrack Place, in one of Sydney’s few commercial buildings to open this year.
This striking commercial building in the King Street Wharf district is the purpose-designed home of the building’s sole tenant, Macquarie Group. Completed in February 2009, Macquarie’s brief to the architects Fitzpatrick + Partners was to develop an innovative and iconic landmark that would distinguish itself from surrounding buildings and establish benchmarks in sustainable design, while maintaining an efficient and functional working environment.
The tallest of the three International Towers at Barangaroo, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Tower One stands at 217 metres, and its 48 floors house a growing business community of blue-chip tenants.