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Modernist Adelaide

Overview

Immerse yourself in the mid-century jet age of Mad Men era Adelaide, when a new wave of modernist architecture redefined the city’s streetscapes and skyline. Many of Adelaide’s iconic examples of 50s, 60s and 70s architecture still stand, well preserved and well worth discovering on this relaxed and informative one-hour walking tour through downtown Adelaide.

From Australia’s first curtain-wall high-rise of the 50s to the International Style of the 60s and the Brutalism of the 70s, this walk through time will appeal to anyone with a love of mid-century architecture and design, history or just looking up and seeing the beauty in our everyday built environment.

Modernist Adelaide has featured in a number of major cultural programs including the National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival, South Australia’s History Festival, the Australian Institute of Architects’ Open Day, South Australian Living Arts Festival (SALA), the Art Deco & Modernism Society of Australia’s 10th Anniversary and Tasting Australia.

Check pur website for details of upcoming tours, or contact us to arrange a private tour, subject to availability.

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    National Trust