Sydney Opera House – The Brown Book

An International Competition for a National Opera House at Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Conditions and Programme


Commonly known as the “Brown Book”, this is the booklet for the conditions and programme for the International Competition for a National Opera House at Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The booklet contains the following headings: conditions of competition, black and white photographs of site, a summary of relevant regulations to be observed, description of site, site requirements, building requirements and schedule of dates associated with the competition.
The booklet was printed in Sydney by A.H. Pettifer, Government Printer in 1955.

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This memorandum was issued by the Opera House Committee in accordance with clause 16 of the Conditions of the Competition which provided for the “publication of the award within eight weeks from the date of closing, or as soon as possible”. It contains the Assessors’ report of the drawings, notably the first, second and third premiums.

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