The 13th Open House Melbourne returns in 2020 – but not as you know it. The 2020 program will not open the physical doors to the city’s most significant buildings, but instead it will unlock the incredible enthusiasm, creativity and knowledge of many building hosts, architects and designers who support the program year-on-year. 2020 will be a time for reflection, for contemplation, and for reimagining our city.
The program elements will include streamed live talks and presentations, including annual highlights like the Speaker Series, where a number of experts present their design process behind built outcomes, and the Heritage Address – a thought-provoking look at the role heritage plays in our cities presented in collaboration with the Heritage Council of Victoria.
A predominantly digital Open House Melbourne experience provides a unique opportunity to do things differently; to engage with new collaborators and reach new audiences – no longer subject to large crowds, queues or inclement weather. In fact, the digital program will provide greater access and larger audiences to spaces once limited by opening hours, groups sizes or security concerns.
Open House Melbourne 2020 is a chance to experience the city from anywhere across Victoria, or around the world. It is a wonderful opportunity to share and celebrate one of the world’s most liveable cities.