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Welcome to Gold Coast Open House

On Saturday 19 October 2019, the fifth annual Gold Coast Open House opens 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.

Gold Coast Open House unlocks buildings, places and spaces right across the city, from heritage gems to 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 the program each year show 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.

Tim Ross

Gold Coast Open House Ambassador is Tim Ross, comedian, radio host, architecture enthusiast and television presenter of ABC series, Streets of Your Town.

Tim’s passion for all things architecture and design led to the creation of his unique stand-up show called Man About The House, set in significant architecturally designed houses or buildings around Australia. With sellout seasons across Australia, London, Palm Springs and New Zealand, the show continues to tour globally.

Tim says the Open House program is about getting out and taking a sticky beak and letting design wash over you, move you and inspire you.

“I encourage everyone young, old and in between to get involved. To look up, to look across and back in time and to the future. To let it move you.”

Our Partners

National Trust of Australia (Queensland)
Australian Institute of Architects
City of Gold Coast
Queensland Heritage Council
Sunland Group
The Star Gold Coast
Zone Planning Group
Place Design Group
DBI Design
Bond University Abedian School of Architecture
Philip Follent Architects
Griffith University
Burling Brown
BDA Architecture
Assa Abloy
HHH Architects
ABC Gold Coast
Hot Tomato
QMS Media
Nine Gold Coast News
Blank GC
iSky Media
Extent Heritage
Fluid Architecture
Dimension 3 Architects
Ben Parker Architecture
MRI Design
Environmental Heritage Protection
Gold Coast Airport
Hello Marketing
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