Northern Beaches Modern Architecture Study

Image: Adnam House, Avalon. Source: Mitchell Library, SLNSW.

Hidden throughout the suburbs of the Northern Beaches are wonderful examples of mid-century and modernist buildings, both commercial and residential.

Northern Beaches Council is embarking on a significant initiative to identify and protect the modernist architectural gems of the Northern Beaches and is seeking the community’s input and suggestions.

GML is working with the Council to undertake the Modern Architecture Study to identify notable Modernist and Mid-Century Modern buildings on the Northern Beaches.

Council’s heritage list is dominated by examples from the Victorian, Federation and Inter-War years. This study aims to rectify this gap by ensuring that significant Modernist-era buildings are identified and protected through heritage listing.

The study will include the preparation of a thematic history of the modern architecture movement in the Northern Beaches and the identification and assessment of significant local examples of the movement from the 1940s through to the 1970s.

The study is supported by a grant from Heritage NSW.

Nominate the modernist places you love via the Northern Beaches Council website. Nominations close Sunday 9 June.

Holt House, North Avalon. Source: GML Heritage.