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Review of "Sydney (Australia)"
The features a modern expressionist design, with a series of larger precast ", each composed of sections of a sphere of 75.2 (246 ft 8.6 in) radius, forming the roofs of the structure, set on a monumental podium. The covers of building 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres) of land and is 183 m (600 ft) long and 120 m (394 ft) wide at its widest point. Its is supported on 588 concrete piers sunk as much as 25 m (82 ft) below sea level.good Although the roof structures are commonly called "" (as in this article), they are precast panels supported by precast concrete ribs, not is in a strictly structural sense. Though the shells appear uniformly white from a distance, they actually feature a subtle chevron pattern composed of 1,056,006 tiles in two colors: glossy white and matte cream. The tiles Swedish company AB which generally produced stoneware tiles for the paper-mill industry.
Apart from the of the and the glass curtain walls of the foyer spaces, the building's exterior is largely clad with total panels composed of pink granite quarried at . interior surface treatments also include off- , Australian white birch plywood supplied from in northern New South Wales, and brush box .Of the two larger , the Concert Hall is in the western group of , the Joan Sutherland Theater in the eastern group. The of the scale to say the internal height requirements, with low entrance spaces, rising over the seating areas up to the high stage towers. The smaller venues (the Drama Theater, the Playhouse and the Studio) are within the podium, beneath the Concert Hall. A smaller group of s set to the western side of the Monumental Steps houses the Restaurant. big and larger stone-paved forecourt area with the adjacent monumental steps is regularly used as a performance
Product Information : Sydney (Australia)
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Listed on Ciao since: 10/07/2000