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Get Access To Some Of The City’s Most Beautiful Buildings At Open House Melbourne 2021

By Simon Cassar
9th Jun 2021

A shot of a rooftop garden that sits underneath large buildings.

The exploration of some of Melbourne’s heritage-listed and most iconic buildings is back for 2021, although last year it went completely virtual, this year it looks like we’re shaping up for a fully IRL line-up of inspection festivities.

Returning for its 14th-year over Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 of July, some of the city's finest buildings will be opening their doors for Open House Melbourne. The entire event will explore some of the most interesting buildings and spaces that aren’t typically open to the public including some favourites like Melbourne Quarter’s hidden sky garden. 

The theme for this year is all about reconnecting, after a year of missing out on shared experiences and being amongst different spaces this year and what better way to get involved in the community than to visit some of the finest architecturally designed spots within Melbourne including the University of Melbourne's new innovation precinct, Melbourne Connect, the Brunswick Design District, and The Science Gallery Melbourne that will feature a tour that focuses on the sites First Nations history.

The star attraction of the weekend will be the tour of Australia’s new and very first Pride Centre, a design built space that is intended to be an LGBTIQ+ community hub. The centre located on Fitzroy Street offers a range of social and cultural services to the entire community, designed by Brearley Architects & Urbanists and Grant Amon Architects who’ll be leading the tour through this absolutely stunning structure that fuses modern architecture with St Kilda’s traditional art deco aesthetic.

Another key event is ‘This Is Public’, a conversation that will be presented at The Capitol RMIT that features architects and designers talking about the ways in which we occupy our cities and how buildings can be designed to adapt to our futures. Kicking off in late July keep an eye out over here for all the updates and info on how to get yourself into some of the city's finest spaces. 

Have you seen the new rooftop bar with an infinity pool in the city

Image credit: supplied 

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