Architecture is an art to be admired and appreciated. Whether you make your home in Australia or your on holiday, there are 5 must-see architectural wonders to visit. These buildings will be pleasing to the eye and inspiring to the soul.
1.Sydney Opera House
One of the most well-known architectural wonders of the world, there is not a person in the world that has not heard of this building. Located in the Sydney Harbour, this vision came to life by Jorn Utzon. He entered an international competition in 1956 to design an opera house. After beating out all 233 entries, Utzon estimated the work would take 4 years. 14 years later, this monumental build was completed with the work of 10,000 labourers.
The Opera House opened in October 1973 and was the first design that used computing to resolve the complex structural calculations. Over 10.9 million visitors come each year to relish this wonder of the world.
2. The Olderfleet to the Rialto
To see this beautiful structure, you will need to visit Melbourne, Australia. The Olderfleet is a combination of five buildings, each showcasing a different architectural style. Beginning with the Gothic style and ending with a more subtle classicism, this structure will leave you breathless.
William Pitt designed The Olderfleet to the Rialto in 1888-89. The original tenants were the Melbourne Woolbrokers Association and various wool merchandising organisations. This structure features pointed arch windows and columns with tiled inserts.
3. Shrine of Remembrance
This WWII memorial will leave you breathless and humbled after your visit. Located in Melbourne, the design was created in 1923 by Phillip Hudson and James Wardrop. Eleven years later, in 1934, this architectural masterpiece was completed. In 2002, architect Ashton Raggatt McDougall added some contemporary designs.
4. The Council House
Located in Perth, Western Australia, The Council House is a public building that houses the Perth City Council. After a national architecture competition in 1960, Jeffrey Howlett and Don Bailey won with a post-war modernist style.
To appreciate this building, even more, is to know the trials it has been through. In 1992, the city council moved out, and asbestos had to be removed. More remodelling was done during the years of 1997 to 1999 after the threat of demolition.
5. The Boyd Baker House
It has been stated that this structure is the most important post-war residential buildings. Architect Robin Boyd was commissioned for this build by Dr. Baker. As a mathematician, Dr. Baker wanted geometrical designs and symmetry. Dr. Baker and his wife lived and raised a large family in this home and later, Dr. Baker would move to inner Melbourne.
Today this stunning home serves as a location for weddings, photo shoots, and lodging.