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Oct 26, 2023

At the suggestion of friend and architect Stephen Batey, the Brisbane Modern crew along with our Sydney modernist friends descended on Newcastle in April for a MAD Weekend. Featuring a city walking tour of architecture of the 20th century, which highlighted a significant building from each decade. The former council administration building is an iconic ‘round’ brutalist style building, and was designed by architect Frederick Romberg in 1977. This monumental building has been transformed into the Crystalbrook Kingsley, a heritage-listed luxury hotel, the conversion both celebrates and protects Newcastle’s history.

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