OK, stop what you are doing right now! It’s time to plan which buildings you’ll visit at this year’s Brisbane Open House (BOH)!
BOH is on again for two days: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October. This year there are 100 buildings on offer, the biggest number in the event’s history. So if you think you have covered everything in previous years, there are sure to be a couple of new gems to experience.
Leading up to the weekend is a large number of talks and events including a built-environment focused Pecha Kucha at Brisbane Powerhouse on Tuesday 20 February from 8:20pm where you’ll hear from local artists, architects, planners and even Brisbane’s own film location scout.
TOP PICKS FOR 2016
Below is a list of my recommendations for the weekend. As there are quite a few new buildings this year, I have focused on these and other new ones on my ‘to-do’ list:
Some buildings require tickets that are pre-booked and bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be released this coming Wednesday 21 September at 10am… refresh, refresh, refresh!
If you are new to BOH, you can’t go past the following favourites:
REGIONAL OPEN HOUSE WEEKENDS
Don’t forget there are other regional centres in Queensland that are also celebrating their local buildings through an open house event including Maryborough this Saturday:
MARYBOROUGH OPEN HOUSE: 24 & 25 September 2016
BUNDABERG OPEN HOUSE: 3 & 4 October 2016
CAIRNS OPEN HOUSE: 9 October 2016
GOLD COAST OPEN HOUSE: 5 November 2016
TOOWOOMBA OPEN HOUSE: May 2017
What building will you be visiting at this year’s Brisbane Open House? Or what building do you wish to see that didn’t make this year’s event?
State Library of Queensland will also be opening its doors with pre-booked guided tours. Bookings are essential and tickets will be released from 21 September at 10 am here.
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