Brisbane Open House / 12-13 October

Centenary Pool, Ph: Adam Creed

Brisbane Open House is a free event, providing residents and visitors with the rare opportunity to discover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history in buildings and places around Brisbane city.

Held annually in conjunction with World Architecture Day, selected buildings are opened for the public with guided and self-guided tours to encourage them to explore, re-examine and engage with Brisbane’s built environment – opening eyes and minds to good design and curious spaces.

The inaugural Brisbane Open House was launched in 2010 with great success, attracting more than 12,500 visits and each year the event has continued to grow. This year we’re looking forward to exploring a wider range of buildings and discovering more hidden treasures!

Values integral to Brisbane Open House include:

  • Increase engagement between the city of Brisbane and its residents and visitors through promoting both the contemporary and historical architectural and design attractions of the city.
  • Promote public awareness of good and environmentally sustainable design in our subtropical city.
  • Promote public awareness of the urban spaces that occur between our buildings and the role played by design in their creation.
  • Promote public awareness of the diverse range of professions who contribute and collaborate in creating and protecting Brisbane’s architectural and design attractions.
  • Provide free access to a range of significant public and privately owned buildings in Brisbane.
  • Foster civic engagement and civic pride.