Architecture of
New South Wales




Public Buildings 




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Public buildings.

The United Dental Hospital building was designed by architects Stephenson & Turner in 1936, and projects an image of uncompromising hygiene and efficiency. Corner of Chalmers and Elizabeth Streets, Surry Hills.

The Central District Ambulance building in Lane Cove has a certain functional charm about it.

The Willoughby Incinerator was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Eric Nicholls. Also in Willoughby is the Chowne Memorial Centre, one of several buildings in the area designed by Eric Nicholls.

'Brutal' styles from the 60s and 70s aren't widely appreciated it seems. An example was Civic Place in Chatswood, demolished during 2008.

Also built with brutalist touches, the future of UTS Kuring-gai remains uncertain – although for political reasons as much as anything else.

Macquarie University

UTS Kuring-gai

Some of Australia's finest intact 20th century public buildings can be found in Canberra, the national capital.

Two examples are the former Canberra High School and the Shine Dome.

Unfortunately, the former Killara Post Office building has been allowed to deteriorate to a very sad state indeed.



A very early morning view of the Sydney Opera House.

Main picture: Dental Hospital, Surry Hills.



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