During the tour Polly will open her private apartment and discuss its Seidler elements, including its layout, wooden built-ins and granite tables. Visitors will be able to walk out on the huge balcony and enjoy the city & harbour views. They will then visit the foyer of the building, pool deck and gardens, and the entrance to the low-rise terraces, while Polly discusses the building’s design and history.
About the building
The 43-storey tower of the Horizon Apartments is shaped to achieve the greatest possible outlook over the sweep of Sydney Harbour, including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The rest of the site, excavated to house a five-storey, 500-car garage, accommodates on its deck a large swimming pool and tennis court, which are overlooked by the terraces of small, low-rise, split-level apartments surrounding them.
The apartments were planned so that the floor space divides evenly between living areas and bedrooms, making these interchangeable. This results in the freedom to create combinations of two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, with living areas on whichever side the resident chooses, as well as penthouses on the top two floors.
Wilkinson Award, RAIA, 1999
Tour leader: Polly Seidler
Polly Seidler is the daughter of Harry Seidler. She has lived in the Horizon tower for many years. Polly has collated many recordings and films of Harry Seidler’s lectures and interviews so is well acquainted with his ideas.
- Photographs may be taken only of the building’s exterior
- Participants must leave all bags and shoes with an SLM representative at the entrance to Polly’s apartment
- There will be access only to the apartment’s living spaces, not to bedrooms