Gold Coast Open House gives you the keys to the city
As locals, we’re often so focussed on getting from A to B that we don’t stop and take in our surroundings to appreciate just how far this fabulous city has come. So, consider Gold Coast Open House your chance to slow down, enjoy and revel in the evolution of architecture on the Gold Coast by getting a tour of some of the city’s most iconic spaces. The event, held on Saturday October 19, will see 56 interesting spaces – some of which are generally closed to the public – opened up for just one day for your viewing pleasure.
Lovers of design and architecture, we’ve got some exciting news – Gold Coast Open House is back and celebrating its fifth birthday by rolling out its largest and most ambitious program to date. For one day only, the event is unlocking the doors to historic landmarks, architectural marvels, award-winning private residences, schools, universities, sporting facilities, museums and public utilities and offering an exciting program of walks, tours, workshops and fringe events all across this fine city. This year, the program extends its footprint offshore with tours of Stradbroke House and the maritime resort village of Couran Cove, over the border with a bus tour to three award-winning architect designed homes in northern New South Wales and sky high to visit a four-level Surfers Paradise penthouse. Kids can even see inside a real working fire station or see how things work inside a television broadcast studio.
Image 3: Parklands Village Southport, John Gollings