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Celebrate our city’s charismatic design

29 June 2017

Each year, Open House Melbourne runs a program of talks, tours, interviews and workshops that explore the issues, challenges and successes of our city’s built environment.

The program is a platform used by policymakers, architects, and industry professionals to engage with the public regarding issues facing the city and its infrastructure. It is part of the Open House Worldwide Network, founded by Open House London.

What began in 1992 as a small, not for profit organization promoting awareness and appreciation of London’s design and architecture is now a successful event spread across 30 cities worldwide.

Whether you’re an architect or builder, or simply a design fanatic, Open House Melbourne will expose you to significant buildings and sites across the city to learn about how building, urban planning, infrastructure and more are influencing the future of our city.

As a key partner in the refurbishment of the T&G Building, we’re proud to support Tim Leslie, Studio Director at Bates Smart, who is a Founding Board Member and Open House Melbourne President.

Occurring over the month of July, there are many activities for you to partake in. Below, we’ve outlined what we’re most excited for.

Design City: Built Melbourne!

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Supported by the Architects Registration Board of Victoria, this speaker series presents a diverse sample of design perspectives and building typologies that make up Melbourne. Case studies include commercial, educational, heritage and residential buildings and allow you to hear from experts on the design process behind each grand design.

Heritage Council of Victoria Annual Heritage Address

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, presents a thought-provoking look at the role heritage and history plays in our cities. His expertise will help put into perspective how buildings like the 1928-built T&G Building and areas like the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street help shape the city of Melbourne.

Living Cities Forum 2017

Thursday 27 July 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm

Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Bringing together leading architects and urban thinkers from across the globe, this Forum will challenge you to consider the factors that determine a healthy, vibrant city. Looking at geography, climate, culture and cities, speakers share their knowledge of international cities to facilitate a debate on Melbourne’s future in a global context.