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Schulz Building, North Terrace, Adelaide (Stuart Symons)

Modernist Adelaide: Hip and Happening Architecture of the 1940s–1970s

Adelaide was fertile ground for architectural experimentation in the 1940s-70s when a new breed of forward-thinking architects redefined the city by embracing the aesthetic, technological and environmental aspirations of modernist architecture. To celebrate the Modernist Adelaide: 1940s–1970s exhibition at the City Library, join Stuart Symons, founder of Modernist Adelaide and South Australian Emerging Historian of the Year, to discover the mid-century of Mad Men-era Adelaide. From Australia’s first curtain-wall high-rise of the 50s to the brutalism of the 70s, this engaging talk through time will appeal to anyone with a love of mid-century architecture and design. Bookings essential.

Presented by City of Adelaide Libraries, Modernist Adelaide, City of Adelaide Archives


Wed 19 May, 5.30-6.30pm


Adelaide City Library, lvl 3, Rundle Pl, Adelaide



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City Library, 8203 7990,


Open Doors Bookings Essential Wheelchair Access Full Toilet Facilities

Bookings essential
Mobility charging point, hearing augmentation systems/hearing loop, signage, maps, accessible seating areas, Companion Card affiliate, assistance dog friendly
Event capacity: 50