Open House is an international movement which makes extraordinary architecture accessible to the public.
The aim of Gold Coast Open House is to engage the general public in dialogue with architects through the promotion of contemporary and historical architecture and design in our city.
Our goal is to communicate the process of place making and highlight the range of professionals involved in the creation of the amazing spaces, places and buildings within our incredible city of the Gold Coast.
A MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
We are grateful for this message of support from the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honorable Paul de Jersey AC
“As COVID-19 continues its silent and invisible advance around the world, Kaye and I have been increasingly concerned about its impact on the activities and events which are such a vital part of everyday life for us all here in Queensland.
We need not have been concerned about Gold Coast Open House.
While this annual celebration cannot go ahead as originally planned, a global audience will be able to come to the Gold Coast via the upgraded Open House website. Kaye and I look forward to seeing the results of photo competitions, hearing student perspectives, and participating in architect-led armchair tours of houses and live-streamed tours.
In just six years, Open House has become a much-anticipated celebration of the rich and varied architectural history of the Gold Coast, and I commend the management team on their decision to change the scope and direction of the planned program rather than cancel it.
The original event required complex logistical planning to coordinate dozens of venues, hundreds of community volunteers, and thousands of residents and visitors.
Changing this into a virtual experience has been tantamount to turning around an ocean liner and has required a great deal of effort and imagination from the organising team as well as continued belief and commitment from the supporters and founding partners.
On behalf of all Queenslanders, I congratulate and thank them for this and wish them well as they begin planning for Open House 2021.”
Mayor Tom Tate’s Support
We extend our thanks to City of Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate who has recorded this message of support for Gold Coast Open House
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