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Sydney Architecture Festival

August 23, 2010

The fourth annual Sydney Architecture Festival promoting the role of good design and architecture in achieving a sustainable and culturally rich built environment.

The annual Sydney Architecture Festival, presented by the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and the NSW Architects Registration Board, celebrates the architecture of Sydney, engaging the public in discussions about the built environment.

Events will take place across the city at Customs House, Sydney City Council, the Museum of Sydney, the State Library, Object Gallery and Government House Sydney. This year, neighbourhood activities will allow a “local view” of Sydney architecture.

Events include:
* *AS Hook Address* Lindsay and Kerry Clare, recipients of the 2010 Gold Medal for Architecture, give the memorial address. Tuesday 26 October 6-8.30pm, Tusculum
* *Sydney Open* 70 buildings, including heritage and contemporary, are open to the public on 6-7 November.
* *DARCH bar* Two nights of conversation held at the Number One Wine Bar, presented by DARCH and Tony Bilson.
* *Home Stories at Government House* A panel of six Australians, including Richard Leplastrier, David Clark and Ruth Ritchie, discuss home and shelter. Saturday 23 October 2-4pm, Government House
* *AAA Harbour Cruise* Michael MacCormick presents a talk covering shoreline architecture and Sydney’s unique architectural character during a 90-minute harbour cruise. Saturday 6 November 11am-12.30pm, meet at Eastern Pontoon
* *Ballast Point Park Tour* Phil Coxall and Tom Kennedy lead a tour of the 2.5-hectare waterfront park, exploring the history of the site and the environmental initiatives involved in the design. Saturday 30 October, 10 & 11.30am, meet at Wharf Road Amenities Building
* *Utzon Lecture* ‘The Public Rooms and Places of Central Sydney’ presented by Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantrill. Wednesday 3 November 6.30pm, Red Centre Theatre UNSW
* *Open Agenda* An exhibition of the winning designs from the UTS School of Architecture’s Open Agenda competition, exploring experimental design. 20-31 October, Customs House
* *OpenHaus: Advertisements for Architecture* An exhibition of entries to this year’s competition of witty advertisements promoting the architecture industry. 20-31 October, Surry Hills Library and Community Centre
* *Ch4 Competition* A new addition to the Architecture Festival, this exhibition showcases student architecture by allowing students to construct temporary pavilions in the Customs House forecourt. 20-31 October Customs House forecourt

For more information about the festival and individual events, visit the ["Sydney Architecture Festival":http://www.sydneyarchitecturefestival.org/] website.

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