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Sydney Opera House, model, roof tile lid and roof cladding tile

Made c 1964-1974

The architectural model was made for display at the Sydney Opera House visitor centre, giving visitors an accurate impression of the completed building’s exterior. After the Opera House was completed it was displayed for many years in the Opera Theatre foyer. As well as being an accurate representation of the final design of the Opera House, it is an artefact of the extraordinary public interest in this building project during and after its lengthy design and construction.

The roof tile lid de...

Summary

B2097
Roof tile lid, Sydney Opera House, metal / concrete / ceramic / wood, made on site as a demonstration tile lid during construction of the Sydney Opera House, c. 1966, from tiles made at Hoganas, Sweden.

Exterior cladding tile with attachment brackets, prototype, reconstituted granite / metal, Sydney Opera House, manufactured by Concrete Industries, Australia, c. 1965.

Dimensions

2260 mm
830 mm
1430 mm

Production

c 1964-1974

Source

Gift of the Sydney Opera House Trust, 1973
20 November, 1973

Cite this Object

Sydney Opera House, model, roof tile lid and roof cladding tile 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 June 2017, <https://ma.as/210717>
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