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Sydney Architecture by bicycle

Nov 17, 2010
  • Article by Online Editor

Sydney Architecture Walks have launched a series of half-day bicycle tours that visit inspiring architectural and urban projects in inner Sydney.

Inspired by Sydney’s emerging bicycle network, the inner-city suburbs and the “organised spontaneity” of the Situationists International, tours start at in the quiet industrial western edge of the city before visiting residential projects in Ultimo, Chippendale, Redfern, Waterloo and Surry Hills. Each route is based on different themes and ideas that focus on new ways of seeing Sydney.

Eoghan Lewis, the founder of the tours, says the tours are designed to snake through the city’s districts, passing the most interesting and provocative urban and residential projects in the area. “The route and conversation will be loosely structured around a number of inspiring contemporary architectural and urban projects, contested sites and politicised themes,” Lewis explains.

The new bike tours focus on projects by Rod Simpson, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Johnson Pilton Walker, Bligh Voller Nield, Mac Interactive, Smart Design, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Neeson Murcutt, PTW, Seidler Associates and Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

Sydney Architecture Walks – established by Supple Design director Lewis in 2000 – also run four regular walking tours designed to “arouse public interest in Sydney’s architecture and design”. The four routes, which operate two to three times a week, include ‘The City, Sydney’, ‘Utzon’ which discusses the Sydney Opera House in depth from the architect’s perspective, ‘Harbourings’ which explores the city’s industrial western edge, and’ Art, Place & Landscape’.

Bike tours are $85 for adults and $75 for students, Sydney Architecture Walks can provide a bike and helmet for an extra $25.

For more information, visit the [“Sydney Architecture Walks website”:http://www.sydneyarchitecture.org/] or contact Eoghan Lewis at info@sydeyarchitecture.org or 0403 888 390.

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01 Dec 10 at 1:35 AM • Hannah Law

Great concept – I’ll be booking myself in soon!

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