Captain Edward W Ward and Joseph Tricket (1854–55, redevelopment)
Richard Francis-Jones, FJMT; Clive Lucas (conservation architect), Stapleton & Partners; Godden Mackay Logan (archaeologists) (2001–04, heritage conservation and adaptive reuse)
We’ve inviting all Sydney Open Member and VIP Pass holders to relax, recharge and enjoy a day of fascinating talks.
Grab a complimentary tea or coffee, pick up a printed map and plan your day in one of Sydney’s most significant public buildings.
This year we’re excited to launch an exclusive Member & VIP Talks Program. Hear from experts in their fields across architecture, heritage and conservation, design, history and the urban landscape. Bookings are not needed - just drop in and show your Member or VIP Pass at the door.
Scroll to the bottom of the page for talk times and topics.
11am - Catherine Love, PTW Architects Sydney
11.30am - Natalia Krysiak & Andrew Fong, Hayball Architects
12pm - Andrew Cortese, Grimshaw Architects
12.30pm - Claire Nunez, GML Heritage
1pm - Andrew Pettifer, Arup
1.30pm - Dr Vanessa Berry, University of Sydney
2.00pm - Chris Bickerton, BVN
The Gold Melting Room, The Mint
In 1854, the site was converted into the first overseas branch of London’s Royal Mint. Today, the site integrates heritage buildings, historic structures and archaeological elements with new buildings designed by architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT).
The Rum Hospital building on Macquarie Street; courtyard; grounds; former coining factory, head office of Sydney Living Museums.
Talks, tours & more
Catherine Love, PTW Architects will present her perspective on design through a diversity of projects across multiple countries and cultures.
Natalia Krysiak and Andrew Fong, Hayball Architects will explore why ‘play’ is an important component of innovative work and learning environments and how it can be integrated into the design process.
Andrew Cortese, Grimshaw Architects will focus on Grimshaw’s environmental and social agenda in relation to the built environment.
Claire Nunez, GML Heritage will talk about about Hidden treasures in Sydney and how particular projects have allowed GML to explore an engineering wonder, a funerary landscape and a skilfully converted industrial space.
Andrew Pettifer, Arup, will look at how engineering design has shaped Sydney.
Dr Vanessa Berry, author of Mirror Sydney will share some of her favourite Sydney sites and stories from the city and beyond.
Chris Bickerton, BVN. The robots are here! Industrial robot arms and digitally connected manufacturing technologies (like 3D printing) are increasingly becoming integrated into our industry. BVN is working towards being leaders in this exciting field by maintaining and growing relationships to collaborate on applied research opportunities.
The Mint’s involvement in Sydney Open has been made possible by Sydney Living Museums.