Campbell Group Housing by Harry Seidler. Photographed by Darren Bradley @modarchitecture
Campbell Group Housing by Harry Seidler. Photographed by Darren Bradley @modarchitecture

Mid-Century Modernist Bus Tour
Seidler & Friends

Join renowned architecture enthusiast, Martin Miles on a bus tour around Canberra’s best architecture including mid-century modernist icons by Seidler and other architects.

Harry Seidler was born in Vienna in 1923, arriving in Australia in 1948 from the United States. He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading architects of the modern movement and the first architect in Australia to fully express the principles of the Bauhaus. He designed many important residential and commercial buildings in Australia and overseas. There are good examples of Seidler’s residential and commercial work in Canberra. Medium density housing at Campbell is representative of his post-war international style apartment block developments, while the Lakeview townhouses are a good later example of his emphasis on the geometric curve and quadrant. The large, pre-cast concrete Barton Offices is an important office building located near the Parliamentary Triangle in Barton.

This tour will pick-up and drop-off from Anzac Park East in Campbell. After the tour, participants are invited to Sunday Sessions – music by local acts, a series of large-scale graphic interventions, and an award-winning architectural pop-up wine bar, the Pop Inn.

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