Explore the History and Future of Urban Design at the 2016 Gold Coast Open House
The Gold Coast's first-ever “Open House” was held last October 2015. This year the Gold Coast Open House is set to open its doors to the public. So get ready to explore the city's diverse architecture and historic buildings on November 5.
There will be around 30 venues to visit. Though this event is free, some buildings require reservations as there will be some guided on-site talks and tours which will be led by the architects and design practitioners themselves.
If you want to capture the beauty of each building, not to worry as photography is permitted. You can even submit your photo to Gold Coast Open House' Focus on Architecture Photography Competition. Just make sure to send your entry on November 8 by 5pm.
To help you on your discovery, here are a few of the many buildings you can visit.
Q1 & SkyPoint: The Q1 building is one of the tallest all-residential building in the world. It has 77 floors which you can travel in 43 seconds riding the express elevator and features the SkyPoint Observation Deck on the top floor. SkyPoint offers 360 degree view of the Gold Coast.
Southport Uniting Church: The church was originally built in 1926. Come 1930, a parsonage was added but was removed in the 1960s. The existing church which features a unique design was built in 1964. In addition, the Bill Short memorial stained glass window was also added. Know more about the design concept and history on your visit.
Monaco Street House: The late 1950s to early 1960s waterfront residence fell into disrepair but underwent refurbishment in 2014. See how the existing elements were re-designed to complement the new home. Guided and self-guided tours are available.
Cbus Super Stadium: The $160 million state-of-the-art stadium which is the home of the Gold Coast Titans will be hosting the Rugby Sevens at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. If you want to explore the 27,400 seat stadium, pre-book your guided tour early as only 30 people can join per group. For more info, visit: www.goldcoastopenhouse.com.au.
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Image Source : Cbus Super Stadium