The Powerhouse Museum is the major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, the others being the historic Sydney Observatory at Observatory Hill, and the newer Museums Discovery Centre at Castle Hill. Although often described as a science museum, the Powerhouse has a diverse collection encompassing all sorts of technology including decorative arts, science, communication, transport, costume, furniture, media, computer technology, space technology and steam engines.
The conference will be located at the major branch at Ultimo, a suburb of the City of Sydney and approximately 10 min walk from the Central Train station, Chinatown and Darling Harbour.
See Info about the Powerhouse museum here.
CAADRIA 2022 will be jointly hosted by the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney. This is the first time for CAADRIA that three universities run the conference – thus the conference location at a museum.
University of New South Wales is located in the suburb of Randwick approximately 15-20 min by Taxi from the conference venue. The L2 and L3 Light rail tram leaves from Central and will both bring you to the UNSW campus. Take the L3 tram to Kensington to get to the workshop locations as this tram will drop you off on lower campus.
The University of Sydney is located in the suburb of Newtown approximately 5-10 min by Taxi from the conference venue. There are several buses leaving from the bus stop at Railway Square close to the conference venue. Check out buses starting with 42 in a three digit number to get there.
University of Technology Sydney is a 5 min walk up Harris street from the venue.
The Project / Poster Exhibition is at Jones Street Gallery at UTS. The exhibition is open every day from 9 – 5pm. Monday (11. April) evening is the exhibition opening following the First Roundtable discussion which will be live streamed to the screens at the Jones Street Gallery too.
Wednesday 13 April – Arup Lunchtime Satellite Event
Join us for Arup’s Commercialising Innovation Workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to define the conditions that support the successful commercialisation of integrated university and industry innovation and identify strategies that foster these beneficial conditions. (See text attached below)
Address: ARUP Level 5, Barrack Place, 151 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000. Time is 12.30 – 14.30. Number is limited to 15 participants Please resister here: Guest Registration
Tuesday 12 April – BVN Studio Lunchtime Satellite Events
Join us at BVN Architects to explore how we go beyond traditional boundaries to address some of our most pressing environmental and societal challenges. We’ll talk a little about our work on Atlassian HQ the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower; Re-Ply our sustainable pop-up architecture venture in NYC, and SR2 the world’s first robotically 3D printed air diffusion system made entirely from waste plastic. Our goal is to unite the disparate parts of the industry, focus on reducing embodied carbon and explore new possibilities through the integration of advance technologies and materials into the design and production processes.
We use our studio as a place for experimentation and demonstration of these concepts.
Address: BVN Level 11, 255 George St (The Hilton Hotel) Sydney. Time is 13:00 – 14:00
We are very excited to see that an increasing number of people register as attending in person. We have not anticipated this as only a few weeks ago Australia was still in hard lock-down and no one from overseas could come neither of us could leave.
Here is a list of hotels in different price ranges that are all within 10 – 15 min walk from the venue (Powerhouse Museum). Same for one of the host universities (University of Technology Sydney) which is pretty much located next to the Powerhouse Museum. The location of the hotels let you also take buses to the University of Sydney (10 min bus ride from Central Station) or to UNSW (20 min Tram ride from Central)
Sydney Central YHA (low Budget) – Sydney Central YHA is in the heart of the city centre and close to all the action! Opposite Sydney’s Central Station, in the hub of the traveller precinct, this hostel offers travellers accommodation at its finest quality. See info about the Sydney Central YHA here.
Mercure Sydney (4-star) – Renovated in 2020 and centrally located to restaurants, shops, attractions and transport, our Sydney accommodation is located right next to Central Station and the Light Rail making Mercure an ideal choice for both business and leisure guests. See info about the Mercure Hotel here.
Sofitel Sydney (5-star) – Indulge in a world of relaxation, romance and waterfront sophistication in the heart of Darling Harbour, with Sydney’s playground on your doorstep and the Convention Centre across the street. Enjoy 5-star service, world-class hygiene protocols and facilities unmatched in Sydney. For the ones that need that break with a conference after 2 years of Covid. See info about the Sofitel Hotel here.
Food and Catering
Up to 10% of global greenhouse gases comes from food that is produced, but not eaten. In a conference that focuses on a post carbon world producing food waste by over catering is not acceptable. Consequently we decided to reduce the overall registration fee to an ‘online only conference’ cost and do not provide catering at the event. Yet no one needs to go home hungry or thirsty. The Powerhouse museum has a Cafe that can cater to everyone’s needs for food and drinks and Chinatown and Darling Harbour with dozens of cafes and restaurants close by for a lunch.
We have listed here a selection of places where to go and will – depending on the number of people coming from overseas to Sydney – socialise with the local computational design community. Food and Drink in these events are not covered by the conference and everyone needs to cover one’s own cost.
We will meet on:
Monday 11th April after the exhibition opening drinks
The Exhibition Opening is a catered event and guests are invited to stay for the duration of the evening.
Tuesday 12th April from 8.00pm
Glebe Hotel is a neighbourhood watering hole, The Glebe Hotel has been Glebe’s favourite local since 1862. Formerly known as the Australian Youth Hotel, the heritage listed public bar and dining destination is full of quirk, character and charm. The Glebe Hotel offers everything you are looking for in a local pub. With gastro pub fare and a warm welcome, the venue hosts a traditional public bar, private dining in the heritage listed stables & loft, a leafy beer garden and Nude, our dedicated cocktail bar. See Glebe Hotel here.
Wednesday 13th April from 8.00pm
No Sydney visit would be complete without a drink at the Sydney harbour next to the Sydney Opera house. We want to celebrate our second day of the conference in style and would like to see you all at the Sydney Opera Bar for food and drinks. See Sydney Opera Bar here.
Thursday 14th April from 8.00pm
Thursday evening is late night at the museum and we celebrate and say good bye to all at the Powerhouse Museum Thursday Night Event in the Powerhouse Museum Cafe. All part of theri Thursday night series see here.
Kids Program During Conference
We are very proud to present the first CAADRIA conference with a dedicated programme for Children. This allows parents to bring their kids to the conference and entertain them while they are getting their annual dose of computational design. These are the school holiday programs schedule at Powerhouse Ultimo during the CAADRIA 2022 conference:
- Creative Studio (11-13 April)
- Eucalyptusdom: Jazz Money Poetry Workshop (13 April)
- Podcasting with FBi Radio (Ages 9–13) (12 April)
- Minecraft (Ages 7–9) (13,14,20, and 22 April)
- Minecraft (Ages 9-12) (13,14,20, and 22 April)
Parents interested please click on the link and book independently to secure a spot.