Australia is known as the "land down under" for its existence in the southern hemisphere. The sovereign country Australia was formed in 1901 by the Federation of the six British colonies. It is the sixth-largest country in the world, most famous for its vast beaches and a very popular tourist destination south of the equator. Australia was ranked as one among the top places to study architecture and also Australian architecture is rooted in contemporary western aesthetics combined with adaptations based on climatic concerns and unique cultural nature.
They are highly influenced by the British past and have also made it a point to embrace multi-cultural perspectives. In this blog, we will be discussing on top five places to visit in Australia as an architecture student.
Australia is full of lovely places and intricate details and so there are definitely more than five. Below mentioned are the topmost five.
1. The Sydney Opera HouseAustralia
It is a multi-venue performing arts center at Sydney Harbour located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
One of the most-photographed buildings in the world, known for its unique use of a series of gleaming white sail-shaped shells as its roof structure. The iconic performing arts facility is Sydney's best-known landmark.
Jorn Utzon was the architect of the project and it took 14 years to complete the construction
2. Sydney Harbour Bridge
It is famous for the largest steel arch bridge in the world, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic landmark spanning one of the finest natural harbors known to mankind. The bridge is fondly nicknamed "Coathanger" by Sydneysiders. John Bradfield, Ralph Freeman, Thomas S Tait were the three architects involved in the project and it took years for construction.
3. Q1 Tower
It is the ninth-tallest residential tower ( 322.5m, 1058 ft) in the world and is the tallest building in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, and the second-tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Kent Elliot designed the Q1 tower took 3 years to construct.
4. Royal Exhibition Building
The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage-listed building in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, built-in 1879-80 as part of the international exhibition. It is considered important as The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the great enduring monuments to the International Exhibition movement, which began in the mid-19th century. International exhibitions were staged around the world to demonstrate the confidence and achievements of the industrial age. Extravagant Architecture makes it outstand with pride. The architect involved in the project was Joseph Reed.
5. Federation Square
The Federation Square is one of the most versatile items on our list. This public venue was constructed for all purposes, including art, culture, and public events. The geometry of the construction is fascinating and an all-time discussion topic among architects. The design and construction was a collaborative work between Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart.
There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one. - Zaha Hadid.