Wednesday, 1 October 2014

brisbane open house.

Well September seemed to pass very quickly, so quickly in fact I didn't even get a chance to blog. But to celebrate the first of October, and hopefully a few more regular posts, I thought I would round up a few things I am hoping to see, do and peruse this month.

First up is Brisbane Open House on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October  - a great weekend for those, like me, who love to have a bit of a sticky beak at architecture and peep into places which are rarely open for inspection. This year the event will allow people to explore 90 buildings which are of historical and architectural interest including private homes, public buildings, heritage treasures and midcentury gems such a Torbrek.  There's also the opportunity to head backstage and checkout places like the Roma Street Fire Station, State Library, ABC Brisbane and take guided precinct tours led by some of Brisbane's best architects. 

Howard Smith Wharves – Ben Blanche
Spring Hill Baths

A few of the must see sights include the XXXX Brewery, The Gabba (Brisbane Cricket Ground), Port of Brisbane, Chapel of the Holy Spirit at St Francis Theological College and Torbreck (winner of the 2014 Queensland State Architecture Robin Gibson Award for Enduring Architecture). 

There's also a photo competition, children's program and speakers series with influential architects, landscape architects, designers, planners. The best way to fit it all in is to plan your weekend! For all the details head to the Brisbane Open House website here.

Translational Research Institute - photo- Christine Beardmore
QUT Science and Engineering Centre –photo- Paul Knie
ABC Brisbane Centre –photo- Deovahni Mutya