03 Jul 2015

Open House Melbourne has your keys to the city’s best architecture

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Open House Melbourne has announced its July program consisting of a series of special events, talks and tours to over 105 buildings.

There is no building ballot this year. Nearly all buildings open on the weekend are open access and self-guided, but a small number of buildings have pre-booked tours. Bookings open on Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 10am until booked out, limited to two places per person per tour. Please check on the website before planning a visit to these buildings.

The Open House Melbourne Weekend is awash with free tours, talks and events. Some of the events may require pre-booking, so please check the website before turning up. Bookings open on Wednesday 8th July at 10am until booked out. Visit openhousemelbourne.org for more information.

OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE SPECIAL EVENTS
Open House Free Speaker Series
The popular Open House Melbourne Speaker Series evenings are a rare chance to hear Melbourne’s leading architects and designers discuss the creative process that underpins their work.

TALK 1: DESIGN CITY, BUILT MELBOURNE!
This annual talk presents a diverse cross-section of design disciplines and building typologies that form the built fabric of Melbourne. A rare opportunity to hear from the experts on the design process behind the built outcome. Come and be inspired and indulge your #CURIOCITY.

WHEN
: Thursday 2nd July
TIME: 
Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start 8pm finish
WHERE:
 Melbourne School of Design Auditorium, University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus
COST: Free
TALK 2: 
LESS IS MORE
A look at how good design enables small living in the city. In the spirit of publications such as Assemble Papers, Open House Melbourne takes a look at residential projects that
 use design to enable people
 to be better serviced by and connected to the city.

WHEN:
 Tuesday 21st July
TIME
: 6pm for a 6:30pm start 8pm finish
WHERE: Deakin Edge, Federation Square Melbourne
COST: Free
Smart Flexibility: Advanced Materials and Technologies Exhibition
Presented by RMIT Design Research Institute

The Smart Flexibility: Advanced Materials and Technologies exhibition seeks to explore the current capabilities provided by certain structures and materials to raise awareness and adapt architecture to its environment.

WHEN: 
23rd July to 9th August 2015
WHERE:
 RMIT Design Hub, Gallery cnr Victoria and Swanston St, Melbourne designhub.rmit.edu.au
TIMES: 
11am to 6pm Monday to Friday 12pm to 5pm Saturday
RMIT OPEN DAY SPECIAL OPENING
WHEN: 12pm to 4pm, Sunday 26th July & Sunday 9th August (not open Sunday 2nd August 2015)
COST: Free
Open House Melbourne x Nite Art
Open House Melbourne joins forces with Nite Art once again to connect art with architecture across the city.

WHEN: 
Thursday 23rd July 2015
WHERE: Melbourne CBD
TIME: 
6pm to 12am
COST: Free
INFORMATION: niteart.com.au
Assemble Presents Utopia City
What’s your dream future city? Come help Assemble build it. They’ve gathered a gaggle of grown- up architects, artists and designers to guide kids (and big kids) in a collaborative city-building workshop using all sorts of recycled materials. Contribute your creation to a growing metropolis that will evolve over the course of the day. City-lovers of all ages welcome.

WHERE: 
The University of Melbourne, School of Design, Masson Road, The University of Melbourne, Parkville
WHEN:
 Sunday 26th July 2015
WHO
: Kids of all ages. All children must be supervised by a parent or caregiver.
TIMES:
 Morning workshop 10am to 12pm Afternoon workshop 2pm to 4pm
COST: Free
PRE-BOOKING
: Wednesday 8th July 2015 from 10am at openhousemelbourne.org
Barbicania
Directed by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, Barbicania is a feature length film capturing a month-long immersion in the life of London’s Barbican Centre and Estate.

WHEN: 
Sunday 26th July 2015
WHERE: 
ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
TIME: 
7:30pm – 9:30pm
COST: $20
TICKETS: acmi.net.au
FOLLOWED BY: Panel discussion exploring the themes of the film
Places People Work
Places People Work is a series of hosted walking tours by Geyer 
that explore the evolution of how people work in the city. You will tour through contemporary and historic workplace environments that look at activity based working, agile and mobile working, creative community spaces, and everything in-between.

WHEN:
 Wednesday, 22nd July 2015
WHERE:
 Geyer, Level 6, 259 Collins Street, Melbourne
TIME: 12pm – 2pm
COST: Free
PRE-BOOKING: 
Wednesday 8th July 2015 from 10am at openhousemelbourne.org
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