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DOORS OPEN ON THE COAST’S BEST BUILDINGS
The Sunshine Coast’s most architecturally pleasing properties are set to shine next month as the second annual Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH) is staged.
Thirty of the region’s most intriguing buildings are set to open their doors to the public for this year’s event, which is being held on October 20. While the property list won’t be unveiled until later this month, organisers are promising a feast for the eyes.
“The free Sunshine Coast Open House event offers the chance to tour a remarkable range of public and private buildings, stretching from Caloundra to Pomona and from the beachfront to the hinterland,” SCOH chair Adrian Just says. “Sunshine Coast Open House provides visitors with the rare opportunity to tour architecturally diverse, well-designed, sustainable and historic buildings across the region.”
Open House global movement has a solid following – it attracts around 100,000 visits annually in Melbourne and is fast cementing its reputation here on the Coast.
The good news is design enthusiasts don’t have to wait until late October to satisfy their interest with a panel discussion taking place on Saturday, October 6.
The Architecture for Good – an exploration of architectural work for community good – event will feature four leading Sunshine Coast architects, Kerry Clare, Jo Case, Phil Smith and Dr Phillip Daffara.
“When an architect works for a community organisation, they are often taking on a design program for a committee of people and for the public at large,” Mr Just says. `A common theme in architecture for community is a simplicity, restraint and subtle understanding of place and space that comes after a great deal of hard work by clients and architects to find an accountable solution that is sometimes a compromise.
“This discussion will examine how architects can provide value to society through creative thinking and problem solving that goes beyond buildings for community and can provide usability and delight whilst positively influencing our understanding of place.”
The panel discussion was held on October 6 from 3pm at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute, Birtinya and was a free event.
Images Left: Stella Maris Catholic Church by architect Deicke Richards will feature in the 2018 line-up. Right: Montessori College by Dr Phillip Daffara
Thank You Event – Presentation of photography prize winners