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Sydney Architecture Festival 2010 Launch, Customs House

21 October 2010    Photos and Story;  MiSociety

Clover tests her new wheels to launch the 2010 Sydney Architecture Festival
Clover Moore MP, Sydney’s high profile Lord Mayor, was chauffeured in by way of  her wheelchair to open the fourth annual Sydney Architecture Festival.  Clover, a great exponent of the virtues of pedal power, recently fell off her bike while participating in the ‘Ride to Work’ campaign and broke her ankle.

Architects, artists and environmentalists came from far and wide to be involved in this evening designed to launch the Festival and to view Architectural students visions for the future along with graduate’s research and experimental works.  They were joined by students and several off the street tourists who were lucky enough to have ventured in at the right moment.

The Sydney Architecture Festival 2010 is designed to both educate and inspire us all about the buildings that surround us and our own personal abodes.  There are over 70 walks, talks and events all over Sydney with much content exploring new avenues into sustainable living within our  environment while also giving the opportunity to gain insider knowledge on this city’s significant and historical structures.

The 1:500 scale model of Sydney’s CBD that looms up from beneath the glass covered floor of Customs House always entraces MiSociety and this time we asked Customs House Manager,  Jenny Kwok “but, who changes the tiny light bulbs therein”.   Jenny went on to say that the model is updated quarterly to keep pace with Sydney’s rapid development and is currently being extended to embrace the Surry Hills area.  If you have never been to Customs House and viewed this spectacular feature, do yourselves a favour and wander in one day during this exhibition – it’s just over from The Quay.

Some further info on the Sydney Architectual Festival 2010

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Clover Moore MP, Lord Mayor of Sydney, arrived in her wheelchair to launch the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Clover Moore MP, Lord Mayor of Sydney, arrived in her wheelchair to launch the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Clover Moore MP, Lord Mayor of Sydney, arrived in her wheelchair to launch the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Tom Rivard (Architect andn author of text at Customs House) with Architect Andrew Burgess at the launch of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Tom Rivard (Architect andn author of text at Customs House) with Architect Andrew Burgess at the launch of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Tom Rivard (Architect andn author of text at Customs House) with Architect Andrew Burgess at the launch of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Architect Artist Matt Gallois with Megan Elliott (XMedia Lab) at the launch of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Architect Artist Matt Gallois with Megan Elliott (XMedia Lab) at the launch of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Architect Artist Matt Gallois with Megan Elliott (XMedia Lab) at the launch of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Carl St.Jacques and Jacqueline Singh at the launch of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Carl St.Jacques and Jacqueline Singh at the launch of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

Carl St.Jacques and Jacqueline Singh at the launch of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2010

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