The Sydney Architecture Festival starts October 20, 2010. If you are thinking in coming to Sydney or happen to be in the city at the time there is no better place to be! There are talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops and many other activities so that you can fully understand the city. check it out. This post appeared for the first time in my blog in August 19 but i thought i would do a second posting closer to the date as a reminder.
From The Festival: The Sydney Architecture Festival is a joint venture between the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter) and the NSW Architects Registration Board. Our organisations have common ground in our efforts to create a better understanding of architecture. The Sydney Architectural Festival aims to:
- enable the community to participate in and enjoy the history and architecture of Sydney
- engage children and young people in design experiences through competitions and group activities
- contribute to community engagement in relation to the challenges of achieving a sustainable built environment
- promote Sydney’s cultural identity as a contemporary city of quality architecture
- develop partnerships with organisations engaged in activities relevant to our primary objectives of celebration: developing the community’s appreciation and enjoyment of good architecture and education: communicating the importance of good design in achieving a sustainable, healthy and culturally rich built environment.
This year’s event will feature an informative and entertaining program of architectural talks, exhibitions, films, seminars, tours and children’s activities. The Festival closed with Sydney Open – the bi-annual opportunity for the public to see “behind the scenes” of some of our most interesting buildings not normally open to the public.
Events will be held in venues across the city including Customs House, Sydney City Council, the Museum of Sydney, the State Libarry, Object Gallery, Government House Sydney. Neighbourhood activities will allow a “local view” of Sydney architecture.
Read more about the Sydney Architecture Festival