Our top 6 picks for virtual Open House Melbourne 2021
For one weekend, the City of Melbourne is having a virtual Open House - and you're invited.
Melbourne’s vibrant architecture world will come alive for the 14th annual Open House Melbourne, with a fully online program packed with more than 100 buildings, exhibitions, and events to explore.
The 2021 digital event, running from 23 to 27 July, is centred around the theme ‘Reconnect’, which dives into topics of adaptability and liveability for the future, including architect-designed buildings and infrastructure for our cities as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19.
"For Victorians, the experience of an extended lockdown has brought into sharp relief the value of our public life and how the places in which we live, work and gather impact deeply on our sense of place and well-being,” said Fleur Watson, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Centre for Architecture Victoria and Open House Melbourne.
This year, there are 47 new sites returning alongside favourites such as the State Library of Victoria, Collins Arch, Villa Alba Museum, the Koori Heritage Trust and Russian House.
For fans of architecture, design, history, and art, this is a Melbourne event not to be missed. Here are our highlights from this year's program.
The Capitol Theatre in Melbourne. Image: Open House Melbourne.
Melbourne Connect at The University of Melbourne. Image: Social Active Hub.
Explore the Westgate Tunnel Project. Image: Misheye.