JCU Dental - Phillips Smith Conwell Architects

JCU Dental, Phillips Smith Conwell Architects
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Open House in Queensland

Open House is a series of free events, providing city residents and visitors with the rare opportunity to discover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history in buildings and places around the world.

Held annually in conjunction with World Architecture Day, selected buildings are opened for the public with guided and self-guided tours to encourage them to explore, re-examine and engage with the local built environment – opening eyes and minds to good design and curious spaces.

Values integral to Open House include:
  • Increase engagement between the city, residents and visitors through promoting both the contemporary and historical architectural and design attractions of the city.
  • Promote public awareness of good and environmentally sustainable design.
  • Promote public awareness of the urban spaces that occur between our buildings and the role played by design in their creation.
  • Promote public awareness of the diverse range of professions who contribute and collaborate in creating and protecting the local area's architectural and design attractions.
  • Provide free access to a range of significant public and privately owned buildings.
  • Foster civic engagement and civic pride.
Queensland cities and towns involved in Open House 2017 are listed here:
Maryborough Open House was held on 24 and 25 September 2017.
Brisbane Open House was held on 8 & 9 October 2017.
Cairns Open House was held on 9 October 2017.


The Gold Coast Open House will be held on Saturday 5 November 2017.
Toowoomba Open House was held on 22 May 2017.
Sunshine Coast Open House will be held on Saturday 21 October 2017. 


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