Sidney Myer Music Bowl
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Architect Yunken Freeman, architects with W. L. Irwin, engineers
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Location Melbourne, Australia   map
Date 1957   timeline
Building Type public outdoor performance shelter
 Construction System tensile cables and aluminum-faced plywood panels
Climate warm dry temperate
Context urban park
Style High-Tech Modern
Notes Tent-shaped early tensile roof structure.
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Discussion Sidney Myer Music Bowl Commentary

"... One of the most significant structures ever built in Oz... It is a large tension structure using aluminum faced plywood panels fixed to a series of prestressed cables attached to a catenary cable stretched bewteen two masts. It should be in all the books because it's so early: 1957 and predates Frei Otto's built work by nearly a decade."

— Sutherland Lyall. Architectural Review, October 2001, p35.

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