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ISBN: 9780980834758 ISBN: 9780980834758

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Sirius is the extraordinary story of survival against the odds of one of Sydney’s most iconic examples of Brutalist architecture - the Sirius building.

Completed in 1980, the building provided housing for some 250 people displaced by The Rocks redevelopment. Designed by Tao Gofers as a ‘vertical village’ it is arguably most successful, and perhaps the last, tower built for public housing in the inner-city of Sydney in this era.

In 2014 the government announced it was selling Sirius as a site for 250 luxury apartments. Sirius and its residents were to be erased from the landscape. A groundswell of public support for Sirius and its residents was ignored and a recommendation to list Sirius on the Heritage Register was rejected by the government. This book is an ode to the history of the building and it’s iconic architecture, interiors and residents.

Author: John Dunn
96 pages
17 x 22.8cm

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm x 1 cm


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