WHEN: Thursday, 13th November, 6pm – light refreshments provided
WHERE: Woollahra Council, Committee Room
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Speaker: Professor Alec Tzannes AM | Tzannes Associates
TOPIC: WOOLLAHRA – THE CREATIVE CHALLENGE
Alec Tzannes is one of Australia’s most respected architects, with a portfolio of work ranging from large scale urban planning and design to multi residential apartment buildings and individual homes. He has worked in the Eastern Suburbs area for over thirty years, designing some of the area’s best known buildings: among others, Cranbrook Junior School, the Bistro Moncur and adjacent buildings, the Symond, Rahn Broadbent, Shein and Henwood Residences, Federation Place and Federation Pavilion in Centennial Park, about which Alec says:
“I wanted to make an intriguing or slightly mysterious object. I wanted the viewer to engage with the concept of history and time, and I tried to make it relevant to that moment in history.”
Regardless of the scale and budget, the hallmarks of a Tzannes-designed project are its quality, refinement, integrity and exceptional detailing. In a disposable, knock-down world, these are buildings that do not grandstand: they are made to last, and to contribute to their place and time.
In the first of our Masters of Architecture series, Alec Tzannes will give a personal view of some of his favourite Woollahra projects, and discuss the creative challenges involved in bringing them to life.