This wonderful cultural event aims to empower Melbournians to be active participants in the building of their city, and to explore, first-hand, the challenges and success stories of our built environment. From historic homes to new city developments, Open House Melbourne offers visitors access to spaces usually closed to the public. Now in its 12th year, there are 73 new sites to explore over an expanded footprint.
Program highlights include a tour of the construction site for Melbourne’s massive new city development, the West Gate Tunnel Project, as well as a walking tour of the new Metro Tunnel, set to change the way we travel to and from the suburbs. Also check out the spectacular new renovations of the Hotel Esplanade and the Prince Hotel in St Kilda with guided tours, while the design aspects of ‘quintessentially Melbourne’ venues will be further explored on the European Open House Tour, taking visitors through Siglo, Melbourne Supper Club, Spring Street Grocer and The European.
Robin Boyd’s renowned domestic project (and former family home) in South Yarra, Boyd House II, will be open to celebrate the beloved architect’s 100th birthday, as well as St George’s Anglican Church in East Ivanhoe, one of only two Robin Boyd-designed churches in Australia.
To discover other iconic buildings you can visit all across Melbourne (some bookings required), and to find out more about associated talks and workshops, visit the Open House Melbourne website, here.
Open House Melbourne
Saturday, July 27th to Sunday, July 28th