Brisbane Open House (BOH) is launching its largest program yet, with 114 buildings on display, and more than 50 events and walking tours throughout – and leading up to – the festival weekend on October 13–14.
Brisbane Open House is entering its ninth year encouraging the community to explore the old and new of the city’s unique architectural landscapes, set against the iconic spring backdrop of Brisbane’s blooming jacarandas.
Following more than 67,000 visits last year, BOH 2018 will this year open 114 of the city’s most-loved and admired buildings, combined with new experiences, tours and activities. The festival is sure to please all visitors’ appetites, from architectural enthusiasts to families and everyone in-between.
This year promises to unlock inspiring and exciting new buildings including the award-winning Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), Flight Centre, Government Printery Office, Skytower, Mt Crosby Pumping Station and The Tivoli. There are also returning favourites Brisbane City Hall, Spring Hill Baths, Peters Ice Cream Factory, Miegunyah House, Archerfield Airport, and many more.
BOH will also showcase Brisbane’s rich cultural and creative roots, showcasing a variety of events, from concerts to local designer-led workshops to walking tours and the annual Speaker Series. The Speaker Series invites Brisbane to join architects, designers, planners and professionals in conversation – exploring what influences the shape, experiences and growth of our city and its buildings.
This year the festival will include a new event series, BOH After Dark – a series of events inviting you to experience the city in a different light, with various conversations and activities held in thrilling locations when the sun goes down.
View the full program at www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au
1 and 2: Christopher Frederick Jones
3: Kim Williams