SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan 27

By Sydney Architecture Walks

Jan. 27, 2013

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney

Walsh Bay finger wharves. Image by Eoghan Lewis

Join us on this stroll around Sydney’s spectacular harbour edge, from Circular Quay, through the city’s great depository of memory, The Rocks, up Observatory Hill to Walsh Bay. The route is diverse, spectacular and full of surprising recent projects as well as gritty historical reminders of the cities industrial/maritime past.

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt. Beginning with Circular Quay, where the powerful forces of commerce are held back from the harbour by that bland concrete motorway – the Cahill Expressway – we will discuss Utzon’s vision for the Quay, controversial plans for the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Toaster and explore the beautiful ferry terminal conversion by Queensland duo Lindsay + Kerry Clare. The radical Sirius Apartment building by Tao Gofers and Lippmann Associates’ KGV Sports Hall will be discussed. 

SAW 3 focuses on the breathtaking Walsh Bay Finger Wharves, a family of early 20thC  industrial structures, once the largest timber structure in the world and romantic symbols of Sydney’s maritime past. Over the last decade the 17 hectare site has been re-worked and re-thought with dramatic results. 

Led by architects but aimed at the city enthusiast!


Adults $35, Concession $25


Eoghan Lewis
0403 888 390