New and old favourites in Sydney Open 2019 program

Now in its 22nd year, the 2019 Sydney Open festival will see a collection of modern and historical buildings open to the public on 2 and 3 November.

Presented by Sydney Living Museums, the two-day event offers visitors rare access to a range of historically significant buildings and architectural new additions to the city.

A preliminary program has been announced ahead of the full list of buildings that open across the weekend.

New additions include George Place by Fender Katsalidis, an unusual project that involved stitching together three buildings – contemporary and heritage – at ground level to create a large shared lobby or “precinct.”

Returning are the International Towers Sydney by Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners and 50 Martin Place, the Beaux-Arts revivalist building originally designed by Ross and Rowe in 1925 and refurbished in 2014 for Macquarie Group to a design by Johnson Pilton Walker, and the Brutalist Masonic by Joseland and Gilling and PTW Architects.

Adam Lindsay, executive director of Sydney Living Museums, said, “Sydney Open has been running since 1997, allowing people to explore, discover and learn about more than 450 of the city’s most significant and stunning architectural gems.”

“This year we have curated an even more exciting program with no end of inspiring architecture, art and history to discover.”

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