Open House
July 28-29 2018

Over the past decade, Open House Melbourne has evolved into a public architecture organisation that empowers citizens to be active participants in the building of their city. An annual program of talks, tours, workshops and interviews explore issues, challenges and success stories of Melbourne's built environment.

At the heart of our program is the much-loved Open House Weekend, taking place on the 28th & 29th July in 2018, where 200 buildings are opening their doors so you can learn how the built environment and urban-planning initiatives influence our culture and shape our future.

With the new 10th Anniversary Creative Victoria partnership and through continued support from all of our long- standing partners, including the City of Melbourne, Open House Melbourne is committed to providing even more accessible and thought-provoking experiences that encourage discussions around contemporary and heritage architecture, and major infrastructure and urban design initiatives, encouraging residents to actively participate in the design, development and care of our city.

The year-round program continues to grow in our 10th anniversary year with several exciting initiatives. Modern Melbourne, a series of mini documentaries and special events in partnership with the Heritage Council of Victoria and Culture Victoria, records Melbourne's seminal modernist architects and designers including Mary Featherston, Daryl Jackson, and Peter McIntyre. What Would Jane Do?, a program in partnership with ACMI and the Wheeler Centre, explores the work of Jane Jacobs, leading American urbanist and city activist. The Naked Architect, a new short-course, presented in partnership with ARBV and ArchiTeam, will provide a step- by-step guide on commissioning and working with an architect on your home renovation. And in partnership with the Koorie Heritage Trust, a series of annual walking tours and a printed map will illustrate contemporary Aboriginal design and architecture in the city.

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