Open House Perth throws open the doors to more than seventy buildings around the city over the weekend 2-3 November, including seventeen design studios. New to this year’s Open House program are BHP at Brookfield Place, the East Perth Train Station, the West Australian Ballet Centre, Mt Eliza Apartments and a stunning new Florence Street residence. Favourites returning from 2012 include Council House, State Theatre Centre, Central Park, QV1, Gordon Stephenson House, the Perth Concert Hall and the First Church Christ Scientist. In addition to the open buildings there are a number of other events to engage the public and professions in the built environment.
Love Your City destinations will host interactive activities and structures that celebrate some of Perth’s most prominent urban spaces including the a four-storey cardboard tower – Open House Perth Tower – in Forrest Place, to be built and demolished over the Open House weekend by volunteers and anyone who cares to join in.
Open House Perthland is a pop-up landscape of cubby houses in the Perth Cultural Centre. All are invited to help decorate the cubbies, which will be donated to local schools and kindergartens after the Open House Perth weekend. The Perth Cultural Centre big screen will be showcasing images from Perth’s history along with the Cinecity Architectural Film Project, 2013.
OHP x Spacemarket Treasure Hunt will post a series of clues on the Open House Perth x Spacemarket Facebook page. The first person to find a laser cut replica of an Open House Perth Destination will win a prize.
Bike Jam Collective will host a bicycle tour exploring urban living looking at examples of medium and high density housing around central and inner-suburban Perth.
A photo competition will be held over the weekend with everyone invited to upload their favourite photos from the day to Instagram, the best to win a prize.
The ful Perth Open House program will be available in print form after 14 October. See the website for details.