Sydney Architecture Festival

August 17, 2011

Sydney Architecture Festival returns for its fifth year this October, with ten days of talks, exhibitions, tours and activities for the industry and the broader community.

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The fifth annual Sydney Architecture Festival will take place in October this year, with a program of 50 events taking place at over 20 venues around the city.

The ten-day festival, Australia’s only official architecture festival, will “celebrate the city’s architecture and stimulate debate about what constitutes good architecture and design,” said Festival spokesperson Roslyn Irons.

The program of events includes talks, exhibitions, discussions, film, art installations, children’s activities and cycling and walking tours. The program is catered to industry professionals and the broader community, offering international and local insights into the built environment.

Event highlights include:

*Utzon lecture, Wednesday 19 October 6.30-8pm* An interview with Glenn Murcutt, hosted by ABC Radio National’s Alan Saunders
Keith Burrows Lecture Theatre, University of NSW, Anzac Parade Kensington

*UNSW Built Environment interdisciplinary STREETWORKS competition, student project exhibition. 19-30 October*
a competition exploring the possibilities of free and creative uses of public space, initiated by the AILA NSW. Sydney’s laneways and public spaces will be transformed with a series of installations.
UNSW Built Environment Red Centre Gallery, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington NSW

*Unseen Dupain, 19-30 October*
An exhibition of the work of celebrated Australian photographer, Max Dupain.
Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point

*North Sydney Olympic Pool: 75 years as a local landmark and national treasure. Thursday 20 October, 1-2pm*
A talk about North Sydney Olympic Pool, one of the most technically advanced and stylish municipal pools when it opened in 1936.
Level 1, Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney

*Bruno Taut: Master Architect in Colourful Berlin. 20-28 October*
An exhibition featuring the work of celebrated German Modernist architect, Bruno Taut, on the occasion of his 125th birthday.
Goethe-Institut Australia, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra

*Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Pecha Kucha Evening, Friday 21 October 7-10pm*
2011 marks the 60th year since Byera Hadley bequeathed money from his Estate to the NSW ARB to assist with architectural study and research. Previous recipients participate in a Pecha Kucha event about their experiences.
The Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney

*Building the Museum of Contemporary Art for the Future, Wednesday 26 October 6-8pm*
Director of the MCA Elizabeth Ann Macgregor and architect Sam Marshall discuss the extension and renovation of the MCA.

*Expanded Architecture 2011. Wednesday 26 October, 7-10pm*
A one-night-only exhibition at Carriageworks featuring collaborative, site-specific moving image projections and film installations.
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

*The Hanging Cloud: lightweight living for Barcelona, Wednesday 26 October 6.30-8pm*
Marinel Dator and Katie Yeung describe their winning scheme for the Barcelona 2011 ideas competition: a 100sqm zero- ecological impact tower for the city’s historical Gothic Quarter.
Cervantes Institute, 22-24 City Road, Chippendale

*Architecture on Show, Saturday 29 October 10am-4pm*
A full day of architecture stalls, exhibitions, talks and activities.
Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point

*For the full program of events and for ticket information, visit the Sydney Architecture Festival website: ["www.sydneyarchitecturefestival.org":http://www.sydneyarchitecturefestival.org/]*

Sydney Architecture Festival is a joint venture between the AIA NSW Chapter and the NSW Architects Registration Board.

*Image* The Australian Architecture Association will be holding a Twilight Sydney Architecture Walk on Wednesday 26 October, 6-7.30pm

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