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SAW 4 – The Transformation & Regeneration of Ultimo

The transformation and regeneration of Ultimo.

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  • Tours of Sydney led by practising architects.
  • Nominated as one of the world’s top five architecture tours by The Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Nominated as one of the world’s top ten architecture tours by The Guardian UK.
  • Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012-2019.

Duration: 2-2.5 hours (including coffee break)

Group Size: Max 15 people

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Tour details.

The transformation and regeneration of Ultimo.

We will explore the area between Sydney’s Central Station and Darling Quarter where Sydney is undergoing the most dramatic of transformations. It is also the place where the sharpest oppositions are playing out between city and state, memory and newness, inspiration and pragmatism, old-school and new-school opening up conversations both big and small.

Our route will be structured around a number of extraordinary contemporary architectural and urban projects, contested sites and politically charged themes. These include recent headline projects by Pritzker-prize winning architect Frank Gehry and you will also discover transformative work by some local heroes including Durbach Block JaggersCHROFI, Aspect Studios, Lacoste + Stevenson and Anthony Gill.

This tour is an exploration of these gritty, rapidly changing and completely mixed up inner-city suburbs weaving a very different narrative through Sydney.

Meeting Location.

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What Else.

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  • Please bring your ticket for scanning either printed or on your phone.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Tickets are transferrable and cancellable up to 72 hours before the event.
  • We are COVID-Safe and follow all current NSW Government requirements. Physical distancing is required. Masks are encouraged but not mandatory.
  • Whatever happens in regards to weather – we walk – so dress for the weather! If for some reason the tour does not go ahead, you will receive a full refund. In this instance we would notify you at least 90 minutes prior to the tour by text message so a mobile number is requested in the next window.

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