The Bridge (Constructing Australia Series)
Part of the Series: Constructing Australia

The Bridge (Constructing Australia Series)
Show More

Related videos

A Wire Through the Heart (Constructing Australia Series)
Part of the Series: Constructing Australia
The story of the struggle to cross a vast continent and build the telegraph line that would bring Australia to the world and the world to Australia. Australia in the mid 1800s was a land isolated by distance and divided between two very different cultures. John McDouall Stuart, a migrant…
Pipe Dreams (Constructing Australia Series)
Part of the Series: Constructing Australia
This is a story of personal tragedy, political rivalries, corruption and trial by media that nearly tore apart Australia at the moment of its birth. In the late 1800s, two men shared a vision for opening up Western Australia by pumping a river of water through pipes across the desert.…
The Fifth Facade
On 20 October 1973, the Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. From conception to completion, it had taken more than 15 years and over $100 million. A remarkable feat of engineering skill and innovation, this striking and imaginative building captured the world's interest and is considered…
Constructing Australia
Politics, tragedy and conquest combine in stories behind the building of Australia. The Bridge, Pipe Dreams and A Wire Through the Heart combine rare archival images with dramatic storytelling in showcasing three landmark events that would allow Australia to mark its place in the world. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the…
Harry Seidler: Modernist - An Exhilirating Retrospective of Seidler's Architectural Vision
The first documentary retrospective of Harry Seidler's architectural legacy, Harry Seidler: Modernist reveals an intimate portrait of his extraordinary life and internationally recognised work. Seidler is acclaimed as one of the greatest modernist architects. He won every architectural major prize in Australia, is represented in every major city, and was…
Architecture: A Performing Art
This is the story of John Andrews, world-famous Australian architect. In the mid-1960s, when only 29, Andrews was commissioned to design Scarborough College at Toronto University. One of the world's first 'megastructures', it was an important experiment in urban and educational planning. Andrews also designed the Canadian National Tower in…
Solid States - Concrete in Architecture and Structural Engineering
Filmed in October 2008 at the second international conference on the changing state of materials in architecture with the participation of prominent architects and engineers, hosted by Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture. Concrete is entering a renewed era of development with worldwide implications and under radically new economic circumstances.…
Post Ductility - Metals in Architecture and Structural Engineering
Filmed in September/October 2009 at the third Columbia Conference on architecture, engineering and materials. Few concepts are as central in structural engineering as the ability of a material to sustain plastic deformation under tensile stress. The standardization of historically known deformation limits or ductile properties in most materials allows architects…
Engineered Transparency - Glass in Architecture and Structural Engineering
Filmed at an international conference of prominent architects and engineers at Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture in September 2007. After its role in the last century's call to a radical new architecture and urban life, glass architecture is today more ubiquitous than ever. A highly engineered product, glass has…
Permanent Change - Plastics in Architecture and Engineering
Filmed in the spring of 2011 at the 4th Columbia conference on materials in architecture and engineering. Plastics have become the most ubiquitous and increasingly permanent materials in construction. The material capabilities of plastics both as a generic material nomenclature and as specific polymers and the processes that underlie them…
Michael Blackwood Architecture Collection
Independent documentary filmmaker Michael Blackwood has produced and directed films aiming to create a permanent record of some of the leading figures in the cultural landscape of our time. Coming out of a background of cinema verite, narration is used very sparingly, if at all, which allows the subjects to…
Understanding the World's Greatest Structures - Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity Course
The Giza pyramids. Brunelleschi's dome. The Brooklyn Bridge. Each of these structures is iconic. They are visited by millions of people each year because they provoke a sense of awe and wonder. They are as beautiful to behold as they are fascinating to study: just how did the engineers who…