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Public Sydney: 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

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Public Sydney: 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle


The Public Sydney: 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle takes you to the historic and contemporary heart of metropolitan Sydney - the buildings and places that are the centre of its culture, politics, law, art, transport, tourism and commerce.

Piece by piece, discover its extraordinary harbour setting and topography, the distinctive mix of canted and intersecting streets, the memorable parks, radiating arterial streets, compact blocks and fine-grained subdivisions occupied by all sorts of building types.

You will see where civic life plays out in Sydney’s finest parks and squares, and locate its most magnificent buildings and monuments. As you snap the puzzle together, you can think about how the streets and places are overlaid on its sandstone geology and the millennia of Indigenous occupation, recorded in many place names. When the puzzle is complete, sit back and observe how past and present are drawn into the living continuum that is contemporary Sydney.

Based on the book Public Sydney: Drawing the City  (now out of print) ©Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantrill. Drawn by Aaron Murray et al.

  • 1000 Pieces
  • Puzzle size 698mm x 403mm
  • Drawn by Aaron Murray et al  

Philip Thalis is a founding principal of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects. First elected to Sydney Council in 2016, Thalis is currently Deputy Chair of the Transport, Heritage and Planning Committee, the Chair of the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee and a member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee and Green Square Advisory Committee. Thalis also leads an urban studio in the graduation studio of the UNSW Master of Architecture program.

Peter John Cantrill is Senior Project Manager (Urban Design) at the City of Sydney.

Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantril
Published November 2020 
Jigsaw Puzzle
1000 pieces
SKU 0744109329234

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