Be the first to enjoy a sneak peek and early ticket release for this year’s Sydney Open Sunday program.

The first 500 people to secure their Sydney Open Pass will have the chance to win a place on a secret, yet-to-be-announced After Dark Focus Tour.

Stay tuned for the full 2019 program and ticket launch, including Focus Tours – announced exclusively to members on 18 September and opened to the public on 19 September.

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Check out a special sneak peek of the Sunday program below:

New for 2019

Looking across open plan area with high ceiling to glass wall.

 

George Place, owned by ISPT

Architects: Fender Katsalidis
Style: Contemporary & Heritage
Built: 2018

This brand new architect designed space uses a shared lobby to  connect three contemporary and heritage buildings into one modern precinct. On the day be mesmerized by the dynamic lighting, experience the offices  of both ISPT and Peace of Mind Technology and learn more directly from architect, Rob Mirams. 

 

Looking up at lit facade of heritage building.

 

City Tattersalls Club

Architects: Sheerin & Hennessy (202 Pitt Street)
Style: Heritage
Built: 1890

Enter a hidden bank vault, peek inside the roof to discover the building’s original lantern structures and explore the many layers of architecture hidden inside this fascinating space.

 

Side view of multi-storeyed building with old painted ad on side wall.

 

The Bushells Building

Architect: H E Ross & Rowe
Style: Adaptive re-use
Built: 1924

Steep yourself in tea-making history: glimpse the original slides used for packing and distributing tea, the heritage lift shafts and the dedicated spot where tea was tasted! Explore the now adapted office space of progressive communications company HAVAS.

 

Looking into seating area from stage, with wooden rafters of exposed ceiling above.

 

Genesian Theatre Company at St John’s Church

Architect: William Munro
Style: Heritage
Built: 1868

Theatre and history buffs unite with our backstage experience! Venture into dressing rooms, take the stage and enjoy talks from theatre historian Grant Fraser.

 

Interior of large room with pendant lighting.

 

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel & Masonic Club

Architect: Claude William Chambers
Style: Heritage
Built: 1926

Step inside this intriguing space, once the tallest building in Sydney, and discover its many secrets – from trails of secret freemasonry symbols to its original boardroom and ballroom.

 

Returning favourites

Looking along outside of glass-walled building at view of harbour.

 

Baker McKenzie at One International Towers Sydney

Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Style: Contemporary
Built: 2016

Enjoy panoramic views and experience serious office envy at the tallest of the three International Towers in Barangaroo, one of Sydney Open’s most popular buildings.

 

Sunlit dome on top of heritage building surrounded by other buildings.

 

50 Martin Place

Architect: H E Ross and H Ruskin Rowe, Ross & Rowe
Style: Adaptive re-use
Built: 1925–28

Step inside the breathtaking Beaux-Arts facade and explore the award-winning contemporary interiors, with futuristic glass lifts and a striking domed rooftop.

 

Interior of rounded concrete interior with curved stair.

 

Sydney Masonic Centre

Architects: Joseland & Gilling & PTW Architects
Style: Brutalist
Built: 1970s

Explore one of Sydney’s most enigmatic examples of brutalist architecture with rare access into the world of this mysterious organisation.

 

Looking up steps of town hall building to colonnaded entry and clock tower above.

 

Sydney Town Hall

Architect: John Henry Wilson
Style: Neoclassical revival and French Second Empire
Built: 1868–89

Go beyond the striking exterior and explore more than 120 years of history. Discover the largest pipe organ in the Southern Hemisphere and the first large Wunderlich (pressed zinc) ceiling in Sydney.

 

Looking up at ornately decorated domed ceiling space with blue and gold decorative features.

 

The Great Synagogue

Architect: Thomas Rowe
Style: Byzantine and Romanesque
Built: 1878

Marvel at the beauty, history and elaborate interiors of the earliest surviving synagogue in Sydney. 


More building highlights

Missed out on seeing all the buildings on your list last year? We’re excited to announce more returning favourites including: AMP Building, Arup offices at Barrack Place, Australia Square, BVN Studio, Chief Secretary's Building, Grosvenor Place, King Street Court Complex and St James Rd Banco Court, Lucy Osburn-Nightingale Museum, Parliament of New South Wales, Primus Hotel Sydney, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Trades Hall, the Justice & Police Museum and the Grace Hotel. Stay tuned for the full program launch shortly.


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    Sydney Open 2019

    Join us for a weekend-long celebration of architecture.

    Saturday 2 November: Focus Tours

    Sunday 3 November: Sydney Open program

    Full program on sale 18 September for members and 19 September for the general public.

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