Australia is a modern country which has some of the best architectural marvels in the world. The liberal attitude and the free spirit of the people of Australia is visible in the several buildings of the country. Some of the buildings of Australia have achieved an iconic status and can be called the face of Australia. These include the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Sydney Olympic Stadium and many other such buildings. Here is a brief overview of the famous buildings of Australia.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House: The most visited building in Australia is the Sydney Opera House. It is not just one of the most recognizable buildings in Australia but is in a way synonymous to Australia. The dramatic design of the Sydney Opera House with the decorative “sails” is an architectural marvel. It shows the grandeur of the modern architecture. Designed by the Danish architect, Joern Utzon, the building is a unique one for which Joern was awarded the prestigious and renowned Pritzker Prize.
The Sydney Opera House also has the distinction of being deemed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The Opera House is the centre of performing arts and hosts more than 1,500 theatre performances, art events and music concerts each year. The Sydney Opera House comprises of six venues that include the Sydney Symphony, Opera Australia, the Australia Ballet, Sydney Theatre Company, Bangharra Dance Theatre, Bell Shakespeare and the Sydney Philharmonia Choir.
The Sydney Maritime Museum
The Sydney Maritime Museum: Another famous building that has earned the status of being an architectural marvel is the Sydney Maritime Museum. Philip Cox Richardson is the designer of the building. What makes the building special are the earthbound displays, sequence of structures, which are ship-like and have fabric roofs, and the underwater walkways.
Sydney AMP Tower
Sydney AMP Tower: The Sydney AMP Tower, also known as the Centrepoint Tower, locally, is a tall, tulip-shaped structure that stands tall amidst the various other buildings in Sydney. The AMP Tower is 980 feet tall, making it the tallest building in Sydney. The Tower is fitted with high-speed elevators that take you to the 360-degree observation deck. At the peak of the tower is the revolving restaurant, which is the highest restaurant in the Southern Hemisphere. The tower was built in the year 1981.
The Sydney Olympic Stadium
The Sydney Olympic Stadium: Another architectural and famous building of Australia is the Sydney Olympic Stadium. The 2000 Olympics were held here. Imaginative design with a capacity of 110,000 spectators, the Sydney Olympic Stadium provides three tiers of seating arrangement.
Besides the above mentioned buildings, there are numerous other buildings in Australia. These include the Sydney State Bank Centre, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Old and New Parliament House in Canberra, Shrine of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Canberra, Royal Melbourne Exhibition, Rialto Towers, the Round House Fremantle, City Hall Brisbane, Jimbour House Queensland, Stockman’s Hall of Fame Longreach, original Telegraph Station Alice Springs and several other buildings in the entire Australia.
The Sydney Harbor Bridge
Shrine of Remembrance
Australian War Memorial Canberra
Along with the famous buildings, Australia has several other tourist attractions that attract visitors from all over the world.
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