View of the Clock Tower from the glass atrium in the Fullerton Hotel Sydney

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney at the General Post Office Building. Photo © Michael Nicholson

Sydney Open sneak peek

Join us over the weekend of 5–7 November for a reimagined Sydney Open 2021 as we bring you a curated program of online and unique outdoor experiences.

Explore Sydney’s cultural heritage and architecture, and engage with ideas on the city’s identity and sustainability, and with First Nations perspectives, through livestreamed panel talks, self-guided audio walking tours, podcasts, expert-led virtual tours of significant buildings and more.

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Panel talks

Join us online for a series of inspiring livestreamed panel discussions and hear from leading architects, artists, curators and historians on themes of identity, heritage, sustainability, placemaking and connecting to Country.


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Virtual tours

Go behind the scenes and explore some of the city’s most compelling spaces with our expert-led virtual tours. Hear rich stories of history and heritage as designers, architects, curators and other expert commentators discuss each space and what makes it unique.

Virtual tours will go live on 5-7 November.

Self-guided audio tours

Experience Sydney in new ways with our self-guided audio tours. Look up and spot intriguing moments in art and architecture, wander through urban parks and gardens, and discover the city’s best public spaces – all at your own pace!

Audio tours will go live on 5-7 November.

Two Point Perspective podcast: Sydney Social Housing

Explore Sydney’s rich but relatively unknown built history of affordable housing with architectural historian and heritage specialist Dr Noni Boyd and architect Dr Michael Zanardo. Their architecture guide map Affordable Housing Sydney reveals the incredible range and quality of local affordable housing over time.

This podcast will go live on 5-7 November.


Sydney Open partners

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    Proudly Australian and privately owned since 1998, Built has grown to be a national diversified general contractor and one of Australia’s largest private tier one construction groups.

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  • Heritage building redevelopment.

    Quay Quarter Sydney

    Quay Quarter Sydney is a mixed-use development that combines the revolutionary workplace architecture of Quay Quarter Tower with highly considered residential and fine-grain laneway retail and heritage refurbishments.

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    BVN is a values-led architectural firm anchored by a deep investment in people. Based in Sydney and Brisbane with studios in London and New York, it’s one of Australia’s largest architectural practices which operates, uniquely, as a collective, with a male/female co-ceo team. 

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Online shop

Kerstin Thompson Architects: Encompassing People and Place
Affordable Housing Sydney: Architecture Guide Map
Living in the Landscape