Sydney has a unique mix of modern architectural styles. While architect-designed modernist homes remain popular, the raw concrete surfaces of brutalist office buildings and the glass and steel aesthetic of industrial architecture can be harder for people to appreciate. Many buildings have become out of date as our work environments change and new technologies are incorporated, but how do we resist demolition and preserve future icons?
Join heritage architects, homeowners, historians and developers for a vigorous debate on what makes a building important enough to conserve and the battles often involved in defining a building’s value.
Will our new ways of working and sharing space affect the future of these buildings, and how could they be retrofitted to meet today’s contemporary needs while avoiding the wrecking ball of progress?