Southport Town Hall.
Southport Town Hall. Remco Jansen

Take a look inside the Gold Coast's best buildings

ALWAYS wanted to have a snoop around some of the Gold Coast's more prestigious, historical or culturally significant buildings?

Well, on Saturday, November 5, you will have the chance to do just that, when more than 30 of the city's more quirky, interesting and significant buildings from Coomera to Currumbin open their doors to the public, including those to which we don't normally have access

Gold Coast City Council has partnered by the National Trust and Australian Institute of Architects to hold the free Gold Coast Open House event, which follows hot on the heels of the high-successful Brisbane Open House Weekend held in early October.

Everything from heritage buildings to schools and university spaces, places of worship, private residences, television and radio studios and hospitals, to some of the Gold Coast's most architecturally inspiring landmark buildings and workplaces will be opened up to the public.

 

Gold Coast Open House co-chair, architect Greg Ewart, said: "We were overwhelmed by the positive response received for the first event in 2015 and expect Gold Coasters to get behind Open House again with the same interest and enthusiasm shown last year.

"The Open House concept has really appealed to the Gold Coast's architectural community and we have received many enquiries from architects keen to be involved in this year's event.

"The buildings on display this year 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."

Guided and self-guided tours will be available, with some buildings requiring pre-registration.

To register or find out more details visit www.goldcoastopenshouse.com.au.


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