With spring taking a firm grasp on Melbourne, it is time for a well overdue post on Melbourne Open House 2013 .
Occasionally I receive a comment along the lines of Architecture is a luxury only for those who can afford it. However in Melbourne at least, brilliant public architecture is all around us. And for one weekend a year, over 100 buildings open their doors to see behind the scenes for free!
This post is a photographic essay of images taken over both days in our wonderful city.
Council House 2
This building is an experiment in environmental sustainability conceived by a collaboration between Melbourne City Council and Design Inc. It has achieved remarkable results from an environmental viewpoint whilst also progressing our knowledge about which technologies work well in practice. Click here for further information
Old Treasury Building
The Old Treasury was designed in 1857 by John James Clark when he was just nineteen years old. It is considered one of Melbourne’s best examples of Renaisance Revival Architecture
To find out more visit www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au
Russell Place Substation
The Russell Place substation is an unusual place for a tour, but as you can see below there is no shortage of people fascinated by what happens beneath.
Royal Melbourne Hospital Tunnels and Helipad
The opportunity to see the very lowest and highest points of the Royal Melbourne Hospital was too good to refuse. The hospital was founded in 1848 and was moved to the current site in Parkville in 1944.
For more information on Open House Melbourne visit their website
Architecture is for everyone