A weekend to remember: Brisbane’s best-kept built secrets on show for Open House

Brisbane Open House returns this July for a memorable weekend, offering behind-the-scenes access to the city’s most beloved and intriguing residences.

Across the weekend there are more than 50 experiences and activities planned, including house tours, talks and workshops. Some of the homes and adapted residences set to welcome people in include Wolston Farmhouse; Newstead House by James Cowlishaw; Miegunyah House Museum, and The Moreton Club by Andrea Stombuco.

Non-residential spaces such as the Annex by BVN; the Thomas Dixon Centre, renovated by Conrad Gargett, UQ Brisbane City, refurbished by BVN with heritage consultant Conrad Gargett and builder FDC, and Fish Lane Town Square by Richards and Spence, will also be welcoming visitors across the weekend.

A new addition to the 2024 program is a one-day Speaker Series, which will be presented at Brisbane Powerhouse on 14 July. Among the sessions is a presentation by the deputy head of school at the UQ School of Architecture, Antony Moulis, titled, Housing: We know how to design good and economic housing – What stops us?

Brisbane Open House executive director, Melissa Hoedel said, this year’s program has been curated with inclusion, sustainability and wellbeing front of mind. This year, in “2024 is where we will be introducing aspects to our program to encompass inclusivity, with dedicated activities and access; sustainability, by creating a walkable and easily accessible program; and wellbeing through supporting active transport and the introduction of specific activities for our valued volunteers and visitors.”

The Brisbane Open House weekend will take place across 13 and 14 July. The 2024 program will be geo-focused, meaning that tours, experiences and house inspections will be predominantly located in inner Brisbane.

Source: Architecture - architectureau

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