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Brisbane Open House

September 29, 2010

The inaugural Brisbane Open House event sees 20 of the city’s buildings open their doors to the public on World Architecture Day.

2010 sees the launch of Brisbane Open House, a one-day event that sees 20 of the city’s buildings open their doors to the public, giving visitors a free and rare opportunity to discover the often hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around the city.

Held on 2 October to coincide with World Architecture Day, the event is also part of the Queensland design festival, Unlimited. The event features some of the city’s oldest buildings, including the Commissariat Stores built with convict labour in the 1800s, as well as examples of the city’s best contemporary architecture, including Donovan Hill’s Santos Place, Architectus’ Gallery of Modern Art, Denton Corker Marshall’s Brisbane Square and Cox Rayner Architects’ Kurilpa Bridge.

Buildings participating in the 2010 event are:
Brisbane Magistrates Court (10am – 4pm)
Brisbane Square, Library and Level 16 (10am – 3pm)
Commissariat Store Museum (10am – 3pm)
Customs House (10am – 3pm)
First Church of Christ, Scientist (9am – 5pm)
Gallery of Modern Art (pre-booked tours only)
Kurilpa Bridge (9am – 5pm)
Masonic Memorial Temple (9am – 1pm)
National Australia Bank (9am – 4.30pm)
Old Government House (9am – 1pm)
Parliament House (10am – 2pm)
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (9am – 12pm, 4pm – 5pm)
Queensland Art Gallery (9am – 5pm)
Riparian Plaza (pre-booked tours only)
Santos Place (9am – 12pm)
St Andrew’s Uniting Church (10am – 3pm)
St John’s Cathedral (9.30am – 2pm)
State Library Queensland (10am – 5pm)
Tattersalls Club (pre-booked tours only)
Treasury Heritage Hotel (pre-booked tours only)

Regular tours will be offered at all buildings. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
*All pre-booked tours are now full, due to high demand.*

For more information, visit the ["Brisbane Open House":http://www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au/] website.

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