Note: The Sydney off-site program session details are still to be confirmed.

Famous world heritage sites, like the Sydney Opera House, face complex challenges when renovations or retrofits are required. This is magnified by the ever-changing “back of house” demands of major event spaces. Architects must strike a delicate balance when designing contemporary service space for world heritage buildings. Balancing the need to provide effective functional operation with heritage preservation and visitor access is an ongoing concern. How this is achieved will be discussed in detail before turning to the specific example of the Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety (VAPS) project currently underway at the Sydney Opera House. Participants will learn about steps taken to separate heavy vehicular traffic (necessary for functional operation of the Opera House) from pedestrian and tourist traffic. A full-tour of the improvements will conclude the program.

Venue: Sydney Opera House
Capacity: 30 Delegates

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Wednesday 1 November Schedule:

Morning Program Afternoon
8:30 am Arrival & Coffee 2:00 pm
8:55 am Welcome 2:25 pm
9:00 am Presentation 1 2:30 pm
9:20 am Presentation 2 2:50 pm
9:40 am Presentation 3 3:10 pm
10:00 am Q&A 3:30 pm
10:15 am Coffee Break 3:45 pm
10:45 am Tour of Sydney Opera House VAPS 4:15 pm
12:00 pm Delegates depart 5:30 pm

Note: Parts of the building tour will include construction areas. Flat-soled, close-toe shoes are required to join these parts of the program.

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