On Saturday 4 November 2017, the third annual Gold Coast Open House opened the doors of interesting and architecturally significant buildings and locations, inviting the public to take a behind the scenes look at places they may have only glimpsed from the street.
This year, Gold Coast Open House unlocked 40 buildings, places and spaces right across the city, from heritage gems to Commonwealth Games-ready sports venues and inspiring buildings, homes, churches, schools, universities, museums, art galleries, TV and radio stations, public utilities and workplaces that reflect our city’s unique architecture and urban design.
Famous for its interwar and post-war development boom and recreational industries, the Gold Coast has a varied and unique stock of buildings and places in comparison with many other major Australian cities.
The buildings included in 2017 combined to create a snapshot of the evolution of architecture on the Gold Coast, with some buildings dating back to the late 1800s, early 1900s, through to cutting edge design of recent years by some of the Gold Coast’s leading architects.
Gold Coast Open House is a free event for young and old. Locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to explore these urban spaces and learn more about the Gold Coast, its history and future aspirations—and how architecture and design have contributed to the city we know today.