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Open House Adelaide

Adelaide opens forty-eight iconic buildings to the public, ranging from heritage to cutting edge.

As part of the About Time: South Australia’s History Festival the South Australian capital will join London, New York, Rome, Chicago, Jerusalem, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Dublin, Galway and Helsinki in opening a collection of architecturally and historically significant buildings to public viewing.

With a programme ranging from the oldest theatre in Australia through the Federal Court of Australia to the cutting edge, award-winning Ingkarni Wardli (the new Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences building at the University of Adelaide), Open House presents an unprecedented opportunity to engage with and appreciate the city’s built environment and trace the trajectory of architectural evolution throughout history.

Director of History SA, Margaret Anderson, said: “Adelaide is known for its striking heritage architecture, but Open House Adelaide will challenge long-standing perceptions of the city by also showcasing stunning cutting-edge buildings.  We are excited that this event adds a dynamic new dimension by linking Adelaide’s history and heritage with contemporary design and innovation.  We hope that South Australians make the most of this unique opportunity to see behind the facades of our local architectural gems”.


Event programs are available state-wide or downloadable here.