It’s nearly that time again to celebrate good design at Open House Melbourne Weekend, held in July every year. A total of 200 sites will open their doors to the public on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July. This year offers 73 new sites to explore across the City of Melbourne, City of Boroondara, City of Hobsons Bay, City of Maribyrnong and further afield. There’s another 45 events taking place throughout July (and early August).
Close to half of these will open in the City of Melbourne and there is an expanded footprint to explore in Williamstown, Spotswood, Newport and Altona with new precinct partner, City of Hobsons Bay. Highlights of the program include the newly renovated Capitol Theatre, the brand-new Ian Potter Southbank Centre, home of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne Quarter‘s new skypark, Clifton Hill’s new 122 Roseneath St development, plus the new Denton Corker Marshall studio located at Collins Place.
Along with the open buildings, there are a number of other events taking place over the Weekend. These include Westgate Tunnel tours, residential construction tours led by emerging architects, suburban walking tours by Jane’s Walks and hospitality tours featuring Melbourne’s dining institutions. There will be over 35 family friendly events or activities to explore.
To help you keep track of everything Open House Melbourne Weekend has put together a quick guide to key dates, CLICK HERE. When planning your Open House Melbourne Weekend, they encourage you to focus on ‘open entry’ sites. These are the locations that do not require pre-booking.
Some buildings and special events over the month require bookings. Get in early before you miss out. CLICK HERE
See the full Weekend program HERE.
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