Associate Director Stewart Armstrong, an expert in heritage architecture with over 25 years’ experience, reflects on yet another fantastic Brisbane Open House and looks forward to the upcoming third annual Gold Coast Open House.
Brisbane Open House (BOH) 2017 came to an official close last week with a very successful Sponsors Thank You Event held at the Treasury Hotel.
The festival unlocks our city by celebrating Brisbane’s architecture and offers free behind-the-scenes access to many fascinating buildings. This year’s BOH saw over 90 buildings of historic and modern architectural importance, including 30 buildings new to this year’s program, opened to the public on the weekend of 7-8 October 2017.
The program also included a number of special events including a Speaker Series, Children’s Program, Photography Competition, Made in Brisbane talks, walking tours, and concerts. Several Urbis staff took part in this year’s event, featuring as speakers, volunteering or simply visiting some of this year’s significant new additions, such as 1 William Street or the Goodstart early Learning Centre.