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“Fascinating stroll”

Sydney Architecture Walks
Ranked #49 of 251 Outdoor Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are architects and we want to share our city with you. We organise intimate walking and bicycle tours that are open to the general public. We also arrange private / customised architectural tours and itineraries on request. Taking the form of a series of urban provocations, our conversations are straightforward and jargon-free exercises in story telling. Aimed at the expert-enthusiast, we want you to understand the 'why' of the city whilst exploring the most provocative and daring projects Sydney houses; works of architecture, public art and landscape that inspire and delight but also projects that reveal something of Sydney's grimy pulse. We are interested in ideas and in the drivers of city; the vibrant network of invisible forces - political, cultural, economic and environmental that give the city form. Get stung by architecture. Sydney will never look the same again. We promise!
Reviewed 5 September 2016

It is more a standing than walking experience as the tour only covers about three city blocks, with a very knowledgeable guide (a trained architect) giving information about the history, topgraphy, geography and geology of Sydney and the effects it has on the architecture.
Fascinating facts from why buildings are elevated on stilts and have no lower floors and how a building can be made of 110% glass, to council regulations and the meaning of street shapes.
Well worth the time, but prepare your legs for prolonged standing, not walking.

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Eoghan L, General Manager at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thanks Kyzyk for your review.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was a great way to explore Sydney. The tour guide was smart, helpful, and engaging. I highly recommend going on one of these walks!

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thankyou Marie.

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

I've been on three of these walks and I've learned so much about my home city! The tour guide gave me really in-depth and yet broad information, so I have a much better understanding of why the city is how it is. The style is casual and friendly. Brilliant!

Thank markwriter
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thankyou Mark. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

I think this trip is very suitable to those who are very interested in Sydney contemporary
architecture as well as architectural students or architects who want to know about Sydney better. Eoghan is very knowledgable and his explanation is very vivid. He is very kind to answer us all kinds of questions.
I will take another walk someday.

Thank Chunrong H
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

A remarkable telling of the Sydney Opera House story: the rare competition and the rescued sketch that won it, the architectural inspiration, the language of the building and the engineering challenge, the prototypes and details, the dramatic sequence of the building's spaces, the Picasso mural that almost was, the finishes and interiors that might have been, the provincial politics that forced Utzon out, exile from Australia and Denmark, and ultimately his graceful re-engagement.
Really fabulous, in both the detail and the drama.

Thank AndrewBrophy
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