• design

26 June 2018

Open House Melbourne returns in July for the 11th year, with an expanded program of talks, exhibitions and tours designed to foster appreciation for architecture in our city.

The Stokehouse Precinct. Photo by John Gollings.

The Stokehouse Precinct. Photo by John Gollings.

Open House Melbourne’s month of architecture in July presents an expanded program of events including major new exhibition The Australian Ugliness by Australian artist Eugenia Lim, and the RACV Tiny Home designed by architect and Open House Melbourne ambassador Peter Maddison.

The program culminates with the iconic Open House Melbourne weekend on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July, when 220 buildings will open their doors to the public in the largest program ever presented.

There are 70 new buildings in the Open House Melbourne program, as well as 24 residential properties and 81 buildings in the City of Melbourne.

But the weekend footprint is spread far and wide, with buildings opening in Beaumaris, Narre Warren, Essendon, La Trobe, Ringwood and Frankston, as well as 5 buildings in the City of Greater Dandenong.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Open House Melbourne’s new precinct partner Monash University will open 37 sites across the university’s Clayton, Caulfield, Parkville and Peninsula campuses.
  • Eco warrior, designer and artist Joost Bakker will host a special walking tour of the new Stokehouse Precinct on Saturday 28 July at 10.30am.
  • Eureka Tower architects Fender Katsalidas will host exclusives tours of level 85, the final yet-to- be-fitted-out shell, which spans an entire floor of the tower, with uninterrupted 360-degree views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Tours of the residential Triangle House designed by architects Molecule Studio — a thoughtful architectural response to a challenging site, creating a unique and small-footprint home for a family of 5.

A large part of the Open House program remains free and with no bookings necessary.

Tickets for pre-booked tours will be available at 8.30am on Friday 13 July.

Visit Open House Melbourne for full program details