Best Architectural Photography Spots in Sydney
Address: Grosvenor Place, 225 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Central Park Mall
Address: Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
Phone number: +61 2 8096 9900
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily
Address: Wynyard Railway Station, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Grosvenor Place is a prestigious office complex designed by celebrated Australian architect Harry Seidler. Situated in the heart of the city, and close to some of Sydney’s most important cultural institutions such as the Museum of Sydney and Museum of Contemporary Art, the building’s curvilinear walls are lined with mirrors, providing playful shots of the city’s skyline.
Another engineering marvel to behold is Central Park Mall. With a hovering cantilever made up of motorised mirrors that capture and reflect the sunlight, and foliage-dripping balconies, it represents eco architecture at its finest.
The brainchild of Pritzker-award winner Jean Nouvel, its interiors does not depart from the theme of nature. Its East Lobby has bamboo gardens and curved bamboo panels on its walls, the Atrium has an underground garden lit by heliostats, while the West Lobby has a monumental image of a Eucalyptus forest.
When you are here, take your time to wander around the building and shoot whatever captures your fancy. Thereafter, drop by the White Rabbit Gallery to admire its extensive collection of contemporary Chinese art.
If you never thought a train station could be a must-see site for public art installations, think again. A major new work called Interloop was installed at Wynyard Station in late 2017, created by Sydney artist Chris Fox who used more than 50 metres of heritage wooden-stepped escalators built for the station in 1931.
With a history that dates back to 1932, Wynyard Station straddles past and future effortlessly. The view from inside Wynyard Walk, a pedestrian tunnel connecting the Station to Barangaroo lined with geometrical patterns, is particularly futuristic. Both Station and Walk are not to be missed by photography enthusiasts.
Photo tip: When shooting architecture, remember to research the building first to understand its history or significance. You’ll be surprised how this can inspire you and help you to frame your shots.
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