Gold Coast Open House 2018 will be bigger than ever before with 39 buildings and places plus four guided walking tours on Saturday 27 October. Favourite buildings have returned for their fourth consecutive year as well as 14 new venues to explore. There are two new guided walking tours this year – one that celebrates the history and heritage of Mudgeeraba; the other is a walking tour at Pacific Fair.
Newcomers to the inspiring workplace category are architectural firm DBI, who relocated to the site of the old Trocadero nightclub in 2008, redesigning the space in spectacular fashion. Those who visit DBI can also enjoy a bird’s eye view of DBI’s work on the Spirit development, which is taking shape right next door.
Always the most popular places on the program are private residences and this year there are four homes (Tallai, Currumbin Waters, Broadbeach Waters and Paradise Waters), as well as an apartment and a micro-urban village at Southport. Tours of Main Beach’s stunning beachfront apartments designed by architect Virginia Kerridge will undoubtedly be highly sought-after by those who have wandered past them and dreamt of owning one.
Amongst the newcomers will be guided tours at The Star Gold Coast, guided tours at Southern Cross University and Griffith University’s Aquatic Centre and Fitness Facility, Marina Concourse development at Benowa and Rockcote’s multi-environmental-award-winning centre at Carrara. There are two new heritage gems – The Residence and Mr PP’s (1908) and the Southport Bathing Pavilion (1934) – for those who wish to step back in time to the early days of Southport.
Gold Coast Little Theatre will offer guided tours where guests can learn about its history that dates back to the 50s or step into the new century at the Jewel Development and don a high vis vest and hard hat to journey onto the ground floor podium to learn more about this amazing development.
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