• Open House Bendigo

Overview

**In response to the Victorian State Government Roadmap and after discussions with our major partner the City of Greater Bendigo, the Open House Bendigo 2021 program has been postponed.

The Centre for Architecture | Open House Melbourne is returning to Bendigo on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 2021 (subject to restrictions).

Showcasing more than 20 public projects, buildings, spaces and programs, Open House Bendigo will deliver real-life events as a Covid-safe experience for locals and out-of-towners to enjoy.

The Open House Bendigo Weekend provides a public platform for celebrating quality and purposeful design in the City of Greater Bendigo and will also respond to the impact of the pandemic through the perspective of the regions via events and conversation.

Open House Bendigo invites residents and visitors to celebrate the vibrancy of local contemporary design, the rich history of boom-style architecture, the remarkable social history of Greater Bendigo and wander into diverse spaces as they throw open their doors for the third year in Bendigo.

Highlights to the program include:
An exploration of Bendigo’s ‘Big Build’ projects includes the currently under construction Bendigo Law Courts Development designed by John Wardle Architects that focusses on the creative collaboration with the Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples of the Bendigo region. Also part of the ‘Big Build’, discover the extraordinary masterplan with a tour of the Bendigo TAFE Revitalisation Project, recently completed by Architectus in partnership with Six Degrees.
Additionally, guided architectural tours will be led by Peter Williams of Williams Boag Architects of the Beehive Building (pictured above and left), the former Mining Exchange that recently won the John George Knight Award for Heritage Architecture in the 2021 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards.
Other building highlights include: Bendigo Town Hall, Ulumbarra Theatre, The Capital, MacKenzie Quarters and more.

The full program will launch early October! 

Various locations in Bendigo
23 & 24 October 21
Various Time