Modernist Adelaide: Hip and happening architecture 1950s-70s, including Burnside

Monday 21 September 2020

Modernist Adelaide: Hip and happening architecture 1950s-70s, including Burnside

Presented by Stuart Symons

Adelaide was fertile ground for architectural experimentation in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, when a new breed of forward-thinking architects redefined the city by embracing the aesthetic, technological and environmental aspirations of modernist architecture. From Australia’s first curtain-wall high-rise of the 50s to the brutalism of the 70s, along with significant modernist houses in the Burnside area, this engaging talk through time will appeal to anyone with a love of mid-20th century architecture and design.

Stuart Symons is a mid-20th century architecture enthusiast and founder of Modernist Adelaide, which celebrates Adelaide’s modernist architecture online and through tours and events. Stuart was awarded South Australian Emerging Historian of the Year 2019 in recognition of his community engagement with Adelaide’s modernist architectural heritage.

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Modernist Adelaide: Hip and happening architecture 1950s-70s, including Burnside

Presented by Stuart Symons

Adelaide was fertile ground for architectural experimentation in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, when a new breed of forward-thinking architects…

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