Have you ever wondered what lies behind the closed doors of some of Brisbane's most renowned and prestigious buildings? Well, wonder no more. On 6 October 2012, for one day only and in conjunction with World Architecture Day, select buildings throughout Brisbane's CBD, Valley and City South precincts will throw their doors open to the public to areas that are traditionally out of bounds.
How would you like to see the library book sorting machine in action or take an inside look at how Brisbane's traffic is controlled? Add Brisbane Square to your itinerary. Maybe you'd like to step back in time and walk through Brisbane's oldest building, closing your eyes and imagining what life in a penal colony would be like - then don't miss the Commissariat Store.
Commissariat Store, view from Queens Wharf Road
These are just some of the incredible opportunities you will get to experience. Subscribe to Brisbane Open House news via their website to be the first to hear when they release the program of events. This will list which buildings are participating this year with images, maps and suggested itineraries to help you plan your day.
Tours are both guided and self-guided and encourage active participation, public awareness and community spirit between the City of Brisbane and its residents and visitors. If you're interested in doing your bit for the community, why not volunteer. Details are on their website.