Melbourne Open House program launches

June 23, 2011

75 Melbourne buildings open their doors for Melbourne Open House 2011.

The program for this year’s Melbourne Open House has been revealed, with a record number of 75 buildings participating in the 2011 Open House weekend.

The program returns for its fourth iteration on 30-31 July, offering the public a free and rare opportunity to discover the city’s architectural, engineering and historic buildings.

A number of Open House favourites will again participate in 2011, including Council House 2, the Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne Town Hall and Offices, RMIT Storey Hall and the Origin Roof Garden.

Visitors can also see inside the Lyons Office on Bourke Street, Geyer Studio on Collins Street, ROTHELOWMAN office on Southbank and the HASSELL Studio on Little Collins Street.

Other projects on the program include Andrew Simpson Architects’ House No. 7 in Balwyn, Hamer Hall on Southbank – currently under redevelopment by Ashton Raggatt McDougall, Cox Architecture’s AAMI Park and two live substations.

Six Docklands projects are included in the program: the ANZ Centre, designed by HASSELL; the Central Pier Docklands redevelopment by the Atlantic Group; Daryl Jackson’s Etihad Stadium; Goods Shed by Elenberg Fraser (exterior) and BVN Architecture (interior); Mission to Seafarers; and the Harbour Family & Children’s Centre by Williams Boag, Design Inc and HASSELL.

The program also offers walking tours, a kids program and two events in the Speaker Series, taking place on 5 July and 26 July.

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Melbourne Open House is run in association with Victoria’s State of Design Festival.

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