Open House Melbourne 2015

The I.C.I. House (now Orica House), was in the Open House list of visitable buildings in 2014. ph. Wolfgang Sievers, 1958.

On the weekend of 25 and 26 July 2015, over 100 buildings will open their doors for free for you to experience good design and architecture across the city. There will also be a full range of free events, tours, workshops and exhibitions for you to enjoy. The full building list will be announced on 1 July. There is no ballot this year. Nearly all buildings open on the weekend are open access and self-guided, but a small number of buildings have pre-booked tours. Bookings open on Wednesday 8 July at 10am until booked out, limited to 2 places per person per tour. These tours always book out, so please check on the website before you plan to visit these building. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive updates and announcements. #curiocity

related events 


Design City, Built Melbourne!

Speaker Series 1: Design City, Built Melbourne!

This annual talk presents a diverse cross section of design disciplines and building typologies that form the built fabric of Melbourne. A rare opportunity to hear from the experts on the design process behind the built outcome. Come and be inspired and indulge your #curiocity.

Supported by the Architects Registration Board of Victoria.

Doors open at 6pm

6.30pm – 6.40pm
Tim Leslie , Open House Melbourne
Introduction to the evening and the Open House concept

6.45pm – 6.50pm
Professor Philip Goad, University of Melbourne
Master of Ceremonies
Welcome + Favourite Building

6.50pm – 7.00pm (urban)
Joan Ko, Arup
Four Alternative Futures for Fisherman’s Bend + Favourite Building

7.05pm – 7.15pm (education)
Stefan Mee, Principal, John Wardle Architects
Melbourne School of Design + Favourite Building

7.20pm – 7.30pm (heritage)
Shelley Roberts,  Principal, Shelley Roberts Architects
Total House
+ Favourite Building

7.35pm – 7.45pm (multi-residential)
Jeremy McLeod, Director, Breathe Architects
The Commons + Favourite Building

7.50pm – 8.00pm (single house)
Amy Muir, Director, Muir Mendes
Law Street House + Favourite Building

8.05pm – 8.15pm (commercial)
Neil Stonell, Partner, Grimshaw Architects

699 Bourke Street, AGL Offices + Favourite Building

8.15pm – 8.20pm
Professor Philip Goad, University of Melbourne
Master of Ceremonies
Close of evening


Melbourne School of Design Auditorium, University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus

Time & Date

Thursday 2nd July 2015

Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start

Booking Info


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