Take The Sydney Architecture Festival Quiz

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Take The Sydney Architecture Festival Quiz

Think you know your architecture? To celebrate the 2014 Sydney Architecture Festival, we've put together 20 questions that will test your knowledge on architecture and design with a special focus on Sydney.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This model explains the geometry of which iconic Sydney building?
    • A. 

      Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS (Frank Gehry)

    • B. 

      Sydney Opera House (Jørn Utzon)

    • C. 

      Australia Square (Harry Seidler)

  • 2. 
    Which Sydney building, built in 1962 is famous for being the first to break the 150ft height limit in Sydney's CBD, first set in 1912? 
    • A. 

      Centrepoint Tower (Donald Crone)

    • B. 

      Chifley Tower (Kohn Pedersen Fox)

    • C. 

      AMP Building, Circular Quay (PTW)

  • 3. 
    Sydney architect Harry Seidler once worked for;
    • A. 

      Walter Gropius

    • B. 

      Le Corbusier

    • C. 

      Glenn Murcutt

    • D. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

  • 4. 
    Name the famous Sydney Architect featured on Australia's $10 note until 1993? 
  • 5. 
    What is the size of a Sydney house brick?
  • 6. 
    Name the architect of UTS’ extraordinary new Chau Chak Wing building?
  • 7. 
    Which Sydney architect is known for his white steel structure - evident in the Sydney Maritime Museum and the Sydney Football Stadium?
    • A. 

      Gabrielle Poole

    • B. 

      Phillip Cox AO

    • C. 

      Richard Johnson

  • 8. 
    Name 3 Australian architectural practices in the world's top 40 largest?
  • 9. 
    Can anyone call themselves an architect? 
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 10. 
    Name the architect of the award winning Prince Alfred Park Pool?
  • 11. 
    The Shearer’s Hall of fame is located in which NSW regional city? 
    • A. 

      Bathurst

    • B. 

      Orange

    • C. 

      Hay

    • D. 

      Tamworth

  • 12. 
    Which Sydney building has this stained glass dome 60m above street level?
  • 13. 
    What percentage of architects, registered in NSW, are women?
    • A. 

      21%

    • B. 

      31%

    • C. 

      41%

    • D. 

      51%

  • 14. 
    How many architects does it take to change a lightbulb? 
  • 15. 
    Name the only Australian architect to be awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2002?
    • A. 

      Glenn Murcutt

    • B. 

      Nick Murcutt

    • C. 

      Harry Seidler

    • D. 

      Leslie Wilkinson

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