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Open your doors to the city for Open House 2016

We are excited to announce that our 2016 & 2017 expression of interest for buildings is now open. The Weekend is a chance for you to tell the story of your organisation's place in Melbourne's history and future, and it's an opportunity for you to inform people about the impact of design decisions on the city.

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Interview with Rueben Berg, Director IADV

The 2015 Printed Program features a series of five interviews with people and organisations who we think are enriching the city and making good design an important part of Melbourne’s future.

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Christos Tsiolkas and La Mama

We had the pleasure of talking to Australian Author Christos Tsiolkas about why La Mama is his favourite heritage building in the Open House Melbourne 2015 program. His interview is part of a Heritage Council of Victoria series that looks at the connection between Melburnians and their city.

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Film

Thursday 12 May

Bunkers, Brutalism & Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry

A BBC FOUR two-part documentary in which Jonathan Meades makes the case for 20th-century concrete Brutalist architecture in homage to a style that he sees as brave, bold and bloody-minded. The screening will start with a conversation between special quests who will discuss Melbourne’s brutalist architecture.

Tour

Saturday 14 May

Taking beef with béton brut: Melbourne and Brutalism

Melbourne Architours will take you on a walking journey through a variety of building types, including a carpark, cinema, bank branch and a union headquarters. Along the way we encourage you to (re)consider your reactions to brutalism.

Event

May 6 - 29

Brutalist Block Party

Brutalist Block Party is a May-long program of talks, workshops, lunches, dinners, social situations and a weekly produce market.

Event

Friday 6 May

Brutalist Block Party - Opening Night: Brutal Pong With Chapter Music

Take up a paddle in Brutal Pong, the latest tournament in Archipong’s world-famous ping-pong series – taking place upon a series of bespoke, concrete-set pong tables.

Bunkers, Brutalism & Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry
Thursday 12 May
Taking beef with béton brut: Melbourne and Brutalism
Saturday 14 May
Brutalist Block Party
May 6 - 29
Brutalist Block Party - Opening Night: Brutal Pong With Chapter Music
Friday 6 May
Brutalist Block Party - Utopia/Dystopia: Brutalism in Film
Wednesday 18 May
Brutalist Block Party - New, New Brutalism: Architecture For the People
Wednesday 25 May
Brutalist Block Party - Polyfelt String Garden Workshop with Pop Plant
Saturday 14 May
Brutalist Block Party - Weekly Produce Market
May 7, 14, 21
Brutalist Block Party - Utopia City: Brutalist Edition with Beci Orpin
Saturday 7 May
Brutalist Block Party - Wholey Day
Saturday 28 May
Brutalist Block Party - Otis. Brutal.
May 7, 8, 14 and 15
Brutalist Block Party - The Association of Brutification With Practise Studio Practise
Saturday 28 May
Brutalist Block Party - Closing Celebration With Butter Sessions
Sunday 29 May
Eating with an Architect
Wednesday 9 March
Urban Food Producers Tour
Sunday 6 March
At Home with the Architect
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Gray Matters
9-27 October 2015
Pocket Parks Tour
18 October 2015
The Future of Chapel Street Tour
18 October 2015
The Emerald Hill Cultural Precinct Tour
18 October 2015
Friday Night X
18/09/2015
National Urban Design Forum
Thursday 24 September 2015
The Expert + The Architect ON: Cultural Transaltion
21 August 2015
Smart Flexibility: Advanced Materials and Technologies
23rd July to 9th August 2015
Open House Melbourne Weekend
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July
Barbicania by Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine
26th July 2015
Open House Melbourne x Nite Art
Thursday 23 July 2015
Liquid Architecture MSD takeover
26 July 2015
Places People Work
Wednesday 22 June 2015
Lost St Kilda Mansions
Saturday 25 July 2015
Assemble presents Utopia City, with tin&ed
Sunday July 26 2015
After Hours Social Hub at The Kelvin Club
Saturday 25th July
Eat Street Tour
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July 2015
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, East Keilor Campus
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 July 2015
Hello House Tour
Sunday 26 July 2015
Luna Park Tour
Saturday 25 July 2015
Margaret Court Arena Tour
Saturday 25 July 2015
MCG Tour
Saturday 25 July 2015
Rooftops Tour
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 July 2015
Sussan Sportsgirl HQ Tour
Saturday 25th July 2015
Monument Park Tour
Saturday 25th July 2015
Melbourne Museum Walking Tour
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July 2015
Do it on the Roof Green Tours
Sunday 26th July 2015
Speaker Series 2: Better Living Forum
Tuesday 21 July 2015
Design City, Built Melbourne!
Thursday 2nd July 2015
In Conversation with Andrew Dixon
18th May 2015
Open House AIA Tour
14th May 2015
Friday Night x
21st May 2015
Video

Monday 10 August

Philip Goad - Guest speaker at Speaker Series 1: Design City, Built Melbourne!

Professor Philip Goad from the University of Melbourne welcomes guests at Open House Melbourne's Speaker Series 1: Design City, Built Melbourne!
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Video

Tuesday 9 August

Amy Muir - Guest Speaker at Speaker Series 1: Design City, Built Melbourne!

Amy Muir, the director of architecture firm Muir Mendes, speaks at Open House Melbourne's Speaker Series 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. It provides a rare opportunity to hear from the experts on the design process behind the built outcome.
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