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Open House Melbourne is this weekend

Jul 22, 2014
  • Article by Online Editor

Above image: Exterior view of the Victoria Barracks building

The ever-popular Open House Melbourne is only a few days away. The two-day event will take place from 26 to 27 July 2014. It is a free event that provides access to the city’s most significant buildings.

The annual Open House Melbourne weekend provides a free and rare opportunity to access and explore over 100 significant buildings designed for Melbourne from a broad range of building types, styles and periods.

We all have the ability to enhance the quality of our urban environment and to engage with our city. Open House Melbourne provides a unique opportunity for visitors to better understand the legacy of good design and its role in our future.

There are over 90 buildings with open access across the weekend where visitors can just turn up on the day. However, there are 13 buildings that require a ballot entry for a chance to view the building. The limited access is owing to space or safety requirements.

Since the ballot is already closed, take note of other new open access building that do not require a ballot entry:

• 41X
• Argus Building
• Circus Oz HQ
• Collingwood Masonic Centre
• Government House
• Hunter Street Apartments
• Library at the Dock
• Limelight Studios and Salvation Army
• Luna Park
• Melbourne Hebrew Congregation and Synagogue
• Old Melbourne Gaol
• RMIT Building 80 – Swanston Academic Building
• Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club
• Slattery Offices
• Space & Co, The GPT Group
• Substation ‘J’
• Swedish Church, Toorak House
• The Commons
• The Quays
• University of Melbourne – Architecture Building

The limited access (balloted buildings) are:

• Bower House
• Cairo Flats
• Channel 9 Studios
• Federation Square
• Flinders Street Ballroom
• Johnston Collection
• Luna Park
• Manchester Unity Building
• Melbourne Central – Glass Cone Tour
• National Gallery of Victoria
• Supreme Court of Victoria
• University of Melbourne – Newman College
• Victoria Barracks

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