Tuesdays @ Tusculum: Lets Get Sirius – Sydney Brutalism
Tuesday 6 September, 6.30pm
Are the beautiful beasts of brutalism enjoying a second summer? Or not, as recent decisions surrounding the fate of the Sirius Apartments – one of Sydney’s most iconic brutalist buildings – show that architecture of this period is still much misunderstood. Join us to learn more about Sydney’s brutalist buildings, and how they might best be adapted and retained for the future. Glen Harper talks us through the ‘Bold, Bad and Indeed Beautiful’ of Sydney Brutalism, followed by a look at local and international perspectives on enabling adaptation with David Burdon.
$15 Institute member | $15 ICOMOS AND Docomomo Members I $30 Non-member | $10 Students
Institute of Architects, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney 2011
As a recipient of the 2015 Byrea Hadley Travelling Scholarship titled ‘The Sydney Brutalist Project’ and author of the Instagram Feed @Brutalist_Project_Sydney, Glenn Harper has spent much time ‘out on the field’ researching this much maligned period of recent architectural history. He is an architect, urban designer, an independent researcher and a long-time member of the Institute of Architect’s NSW Heritage Committee. He is currently a Senior Associate at PTW Architects.
David Burdon was awarded the 2015 Lethaby Scholarship by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in London, and spent nine months travelling the length and breadth of the UK studying the repair and conservation of old buildings, including more recent concrete structures. He is current Chair of the National Trust Built Advocacy Committee, a member of the Institute of Architect’s NSW Heritage Committee, and teaches at Sydney University. David is an architect at Hector Abrahams Architects.
Our talks program engages with a range of topics and speakers from the fields of architecture, urban design, and related creative disciplines. The Tuesdays@Tusculum series aims to provide a link to current debate, policy and creative ideas in architectural practice, and are open for both members and non-members to attend.
The Tuesdays@Tusculum program is proudly supported by AWS: Australian Architectural Window Systems