Brighter And some

Open the doors to some of Brisbane’s most intriguing buildings this month

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 27 September 2017

Ever wanted to lift the lid on an ice cream factory, or peak behind the blinds of government offices?

Would curiosity kill more than just the cat if you explored a human quarantine station?

You can do all of the above on October 7th and 8th as Brisbane Open House returns for 2017 with a huge program of free-to-visit buildings that celebrate Brisbane’s architecture.

More than 90 buildings make up this year’s program. Check out some of our favourites:

  • 1 William Street: the Queensland Government office block that’s styled more like a nightclub than a workplace.
  • Peters Ice Cream Factory: unfortunately the ice-cream manufacturing stopped here in 1996 and it’s currently under refurbishment and being used as an art and event space.
  • Lytton Quarantine Station: this is where newly arrived immigrants considered an infection risk were kept upon arriving in old Brisbane town 100 years or so ago.
  • 4ZZZ radio station: the graffiti mural on the outside is nowhere near as colourful as the building history you’ll learn about here.
  • Goodstart Early Learning Centre: it’s not just any GoodStart it’s like Hobbiton moved into the iconic ‘Broadway on Adelaide’ building overlooking the Queen Street Mall.

Check out the full program here.

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