Gold Coast Open House returns with expanded program in 2017

On Saturday 4 November 2017, the third annual Gold Coast Open House will open the doors of interesting and architecturally significant buildings and locations, inviting the public to take a behind the scenes look at places they may have only glimpsed from the street.

Last year, Gold Coast Open House presented over 30 sites from Coomera to Currumbin, from heritage buildings to schools and university spaces, places of worship, private residences, television and radio studios, hospitals and some of the Gold Coast’s most architecturally inspiring landmark buildings and workplaces.

Visitation last year suggested that private Gold Coast residences were most-in demand, with all spaces fully booked ahead of the day by those wanting to peek inside some of the Gold Coast’s architectural award-winning homes.

This year, organisers anticipate the number of buildings on the Gold Coast Open House program will increase to at least 40. ABC Gold Coast, the Aquatic Centre and Stella Maris Catholic Church are just three of the buildings on this year’s program.

The buildings included in 2017 will combine to create a snapshot of the evolution of architecture on the Gold Coast, with some buildings dating back to the late 1800s, early 1900s, through to cutting edge design of recent years by some of the Gold Coast’s leading architects.

Gold Coast Open House is a free event for young and old, run entirely by volunteers. Locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to explore these urban spaces and learn more about the Gold Coast, its history and future aspirations—and how architecture and design have contributed to the city we know today.

Gold Coast Open House is seeking volunteers to assist with facilitation of the event, as well as expressions of interest from volunteer photographers. The full list of buildings is available on the website. Visit goldcoastopenhouse.com.au to volunteer or register your attendance at the event.

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