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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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Tour Historical And Contemporary Buildings
FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
2017 marks the inaugural Sunshine Coast Open House - Image: Sunshine Coast Open House FB page


How exciting in this! The FREE inaugural Sunshine Coast Open House is a celebration of iconic architecture and design throughout the Sunshine Coast region. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to tour thirty architecturally diverse - historical and contemporary - buildings from Caloundra to Cooroy and beyond. Sunshine Coast Open House is part of the Open House Worldwide network and is the initiative of the Sunshine Coast Council, Noosa Shire Council and the Australian Institute of Architects Sunshine Coast Regional Chapter.

This year's Open House is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast and highlights the growth and innovation within the Sunshine Coast region over the past fifty years. Visitors will enjoy access to unique places not always available for viewing, creating public awareness of local history, design excellence and identity. The Sunshine Coast Open House will be the first of an ongoing tradition to promote increased design and cultural tourism within the Sunshine Coast region…hopefully, for many years to come.

Ok, so what's really happening - absolutely heaps as you will soon see.

FREE Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future - BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
Saturday 14 October 2017
3.00pm arrival for 3.30pm start; concludes 5.00pm
Where: The Majestic Cinema, Nambour C-Square Shopping Centre, Currie Street, Nambour


FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
FREE panel discussion with six leading Sunshine Coast Architects - Image: Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future FB page


Starting on the 14 October 2017 visitors are invited to the FREE Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future panel discussion to hear from six leading Sunshine Coast Architects on how architecture has evolved on the Sunshine Coast over the past fifty years and how it could evolve in the next fifty years.

Speakers include John Mainwaring, Lindsay Clare, Ian Dimond, David Teeland, Dan Sparks and John Robertson. Each panel member brings different experiences and design ideals to the discussion and will review the design challenges 50 years ago and what the design challenges will be for the next 50 years. They will consider how Sunshine Coast architecture has evolved since the 1960's and what are the design possibilities for our changing sub-tropical urban lifestyle in the future.

Even though this event is FREE, registration is required and you can register online here.

Following the panel discussion, refreshments will be served in The Bison Bar.

2017 Photography Competition

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
2017 Photography Competition - Image: Sunshine Coast Open House FB page


Sunshine Coast Open House is launching its first Focus on Architecture Photography Competition in 2017. To enter, visitors need to visit the participating Sunshine Coast Open House Buildings, which allow photography, on Saturday 21 October and snap a winning photo.

There are two Award categories - Open and Student - with all entries being judged on three criteria:

Creativity
Quality of photography
Significance to architecture

All entries must be submitted (uploaded) to www.sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au before 5.00pm on Friday 27 October.

To read more pertinent information re the photography competition and to enter, please click here.

FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour
Saturday 21 October 2017
10.00am to 11.00am
Where: Meet in front of the Sunshine Coast Council Administration Building, 1 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra




Can you believe that 2017 marks one hundred years since Caloundra's first land allotments were made available for sale at the Bulcock Estate. This is the area, we today know as the Caloundra CBD and Happy Valley.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Caloundra while you learn interesting historical titbits from days of a by-gone era. Walk along the town's footpaths, past shops and beautiful beaches. Learn about the two Caloundra lighthouses and especially the oldest lighthouse from 1896, which today is the oldest surviving building in Caloundra.

Again, this fantastic stroll through history is totally FREE, but to ensure that you don't miss out, walkers need to register - registration can be done online here. If, for some reason, you are unable to attend (once you have registered), please cancel your ticket, via email, to info@sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au so that somebody else can have the opportunity to take this historical walk through Caloundra.

Please remember to wear suitable shoes, a hat and bring along a bottle of water.

FREE Nambour Heritage Tour
Saturday 21 October 2017
10.00am to 11.00am
Where: Meet in front of the Eddie De Vere Building, 130-134 Currie Street, Nambour


FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Moreton Central Sugar Mill complex, Nambour, ca 1925. Image courtesy Picture Sunshine Coast via www.sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au


Take a step back in time with the FREE Nambour Heritage Tour as you absorb this area's rich historical landscape. Learn about major events that contributed to build the well-known character of Nambour, including the early European settlement and the sugar cane industry.

Please remember to wear suitable shoes, a hat and bring along a bottle of water.

Even though this Heritage walk is FREE, guests need to register, which can be done online here. And, as with the Caloundra Heritage Tour, if, for some reason, you are unable to attend (once you have registered), please cancel your ticket, via email, to info@sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au so that somebody else can have the opportunity to take this historical walk.

Nambour Heritage Soundtrail
Self-guided tour available anytime - (no need to book)




The Nambour Heritage Soundtrail is a new GPS activated, audio story trail that features eighteen stories of Nambour told by locals, including Bob Collins, June Upton, Brent Miller, Lyndon Davis and many more. The trail is narrated by Powderfinger's John Coghill and has a funky soundtrack from musicians Lee Hardisty and Leon Tussy.

As this walking tour is self-guided, choose your day and visit prominent sites in Nambour such as Collins Café, Vogue Cinema, BCC Supermarkets, C-Square and Bayards and learn more about the history of the town.

This Soundtrail can either be experienced as a walking tour of Nambour, or, alternatively the trail can be accessed from your desktop computer - not so much fun and probably won't contribute too much to one's daily Pedometer steps. The project is jointly funded by the Heritage Levy and Nambour Activation Plan. This will be the first 'Soundtrails' experience in Queensland (there are already a number of them in NSW).

Simply download the app (via the App Store or Google Play) onto your smartphone or iPad, see yourself on a GPS map and walk freely in and out of sound fields - a seriously cool way to experience Nambour's historical background.

2017 Sunshine Coast Open House Buildings

I've saved the best till last! As mentioned right in the beginning of my article, the Sunshine Coast Open House is celebrating iconic architecture and design of buildings throughout the Sunshine Coast Region. There are thirty in total and I've linked them individually to more detailed information, so that readers have the opportunity to browse and select which unusual buildings should be bookmarked for further exploration on Saturday 21 October.

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Image: Sunshine Coast Open House FB page


1. Butter Factory Arts Centre
11a Maple Street, Cooroy
Type: Cultural
Open 10am to 3pm (no booking required)


What's Open: Visit the Boiler House; Sawdust Hopper,;timber drying Kiln and the surrounding patio depicting some of the mill site history; as well as the Log Maze.
Tour Tip: Self-guided access
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED (Remember the Photography Competition!)

2. Cooroy Library
9 Maple Street, Cooroy
Type: Cultural
Open 9am to 3pm


FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Cooroy Library - Image: Sunshine Coast Open House FB page


The Cooroy Library was voted one of Six of the World's Coolest Modern Libraries by TheUrbanDeveloper.com, a property and urban development industry news website, so is definitely worth a visit.

What's Open: Tour public indoor and outdoor Library spaces.
Tour Tip: Self-guided access to the Cooroy Library with guided tours at 9.30am, 10.45am, 12.30pm and 1.45pm. Register for guided tours on the day at Cooroy Library.
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Cooroy Lower Mill Site - Image: www.sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au


3. Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns
Lower Mill Road, Cooroy
Type: Heritage Listed
Open 9am to 3pm


Tour Tip: Self-guided access to the Cooroy Lower Mill Site with guided tours at 9.30am, 10.45am, 12.30pm, and 1.45pm. To do one of the guided tours visitors must register on the day at the Cooroy Library - these tours start at the Cooroy Library.



4. Avonlea - BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROPERTY
Eumundi (address will be confirmed when booking is secured)
Type: Residential
Open: Pre-booked guided tours with the architect at 9am, 9.45am, 10.30am and 11.15am
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED


Bookings for Avonlea open on Wednesday 11 October at 9am. To secure your booking please click here and follow the prompts. To ensure a fair allocation there will be a limited ticket allocation per person. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Pre-booked tours will book out quickly. Unfortunately, there will be no waitlists, so if you miss out, please keep checking back in case others cancel.

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Tent House - Image: Sunshine Coast Open House FB page


5. Tent House - BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROPERTY
Verrierdale (address will be confirmed when booking is secured)
Type: Residential
Open: 10am to 12.15pm with pre-booked guided tours with the architect at 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am and 12.15pm
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED


Bookings for the Tent House open on Wednesday 11 October at 9am. To secure your booking please click here and follow the prompts. To ensure a fair allocation there will be a limited ticket allocation per person. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Pre-booked tours will book out quickly. Unfortunately there will be no waitlists, so if you miss out, please keep checking back in case others cancel.

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Majestic Theatre at night - Image: Cape Tiene Photography via www.sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au


6. Majestic Theatre
3 Factory Street, Pomona
Type: Cultural
Open: 10am to 4pm (no booking required)


What's Open: Explore the Main Hall, Stage, foyer and dining room, rear garden and get to see the rare restoration works on the theatre's organ.
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Pomona Fire Station, photographer Joa Darmansjah via www.sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au


7. Pomona Fire and Rescue Station
9 Reserve Street, Pomona
Type: Commercial
Open: 10am - 2pm (no booking required)
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED


FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Pomona Railway Station Gallery - Image: www.sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au


8. Pomona Railway Station Gallery
10 Station Street, Pomona
Type: Cultural
Open: 10am to 2pm (no booking required)
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED




9. Club Hotel
74-84 Currie Street, corner of Mill Street, Nambour
Type: Commercial
Open: 10am to 4pm (no booking required)


The Club Hotel is a landmark in Nambour, having originally being built in 1911 as a timber saloon.
What's Open: Enter via Currie Street and tour Level 1 (ex Club Hotel Boarding House accommodation)
Tour Tip: Guided tours every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Eddie De Vere building - Image: www.sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au


10. Eddie De Vere
13-134 Currie Street, Nambour
Type: Commercial
Open: 10am to 4pm (no booking required)


Opened in 1978 the Eddie De Vere building accommodates the Sunshine Coast Council Chambers and administration.
Tour Tip: Rolling guided tours
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED



11. St. Joseph's Church
177 Currie Street, Nambour
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)


Tour Tip: Self-guided access
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED



12. Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct
1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains
Open: 10am to 3pm (no booking required)


Bankfoot House is a state heritage-listed property and the oldest surviving residence in the Glass House Mountains. A lunch stop and staging post for Cobb and Co coaches on the Brisbane to Gympie goldfields route, the house also provided accommodation for travellers in addition to serving as the post office.
What's Open: Visitors will tour Bankfoot House, the dairy and laundry, the grounds and the Mary Grigor Centre.
Tour Tip: Guided tours every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED



13. Maleny Lodge
58 Maple Street, Maleny
Type: Commercial Residential
Open: 10am - 1pm (no booking required)

Today Maleny Lodge is known as the Maleny Lodge Boutique Hotel. This building was designed and constructed in approximately 1909 by Maleny locals, Harry Bate and Samuel Sallaway, for the so-called father of Maleny, Alfred Cooke.

Tour Tip: Self-guided access
NO PHOTOGRAPHY IS PERMITTED AT MALENY LODGE[/B

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre - Image: Elaine de Wet


14. Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre
148 Mountain View Road, Maleny
Type: Cultural Education
Open: 9am - 4.30pm (no booking required)


The new Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre nestles on the edge of the Reserve's subtropical rainforest and overlooks exceptional Glasshouse Mountain views. The architecture is designed to accentuate the site.
Tour Tip: Self-guided access and guided tours with the architects at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED



15. Tanderra - BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROPERTY
Flaxton (address will be confirmed when booking is secured)
Type: Residential
Open: Pre-booked guided tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

There is a lot of history which surrounds the old homestead, Tanderra and today, it lives on as a valuable illustration of our past heritage.
Tour Tip: Pre-booked guided tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED


Bookings for Tanderra open on Wednesday 11 October at 9am. To secure your booking please click here and follow the prompts. To ensure a fair allocation there will be a limited ticket allocation per person. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Pre-booked tours will book out quickly. Unfortunately, there will be no waitlists, so if you miss out, please keep checking back in case others cancel.

16. ABC Sunshine Coast
Level 1, 15 Carnaby Street Maroochydore
Type: Commercial
Open: 7am - 10am (no booking required)


What's Open: Visitors to ABC Sunshine Coast will enjoy guided tours through the content making areas, the news booth and the studios, as well as meet with ABC presenters.
Tour Tip: Rolling guided tours
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

17. Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex
159 Wises Road, Buderim
Type: Commercial
Open: 9am to 2pm (no booking required)


Tour Tip: Self-guided access and guided tours with the architects at 11am and 1.30pm
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Locations of 2017 unique buildings in the Sunshine Coast Open House - Image: www.sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au


18. Mike Ahern Centre
12 First Avenue, Maroochydore
Type: Commercial
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)

What's Open: Guided tours of the lobby areas and sky deck on level 8 at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

19. Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project - BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROPERTY
Cotton Tree (address will be confirmed when booking is secured)
Type: Residential
Open: 2pm - 3pm


In 1992 three forums were held to investigate socially, environmentally and aesthetically appropriate housing for the Sunshine Coast region. The Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project was one of the outcomes. It was designed to provide a flexible alternative for medium density subtropical housing in older suburban and urban areas on the coast.
Tour Tip: Pre-booked guided tours with the architect at 2pm and 3pm
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

Bookings for Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project open on Wednesday 11 October at 9am. To secure your booking please click here and follow the prompts. To ensure a fair allocation there will be a limited ticket allocation per person. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Pre-booked tours will book out quickly. Unfortunately there will be no waitlists, so if you miss out, please keep checking back in case others cancel.

20. Art Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Type: Cultural
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)


Tour Tip: Self-guided access
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

21. Building C (Chancellery), University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Type: Education
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)


What's Open: Guided tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Tour Tip: Please wear enclosed shoes
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED



22. Building E (Learning & Teaching Hub), University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Type: Education
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)


What's Open: Guided tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Tour Tip: Please wear enclosed shoes
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

23. Building H, University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Type: Education
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)


What's Open: Guided tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Tour Tip: Please wear enclosed shoes
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED



24. Building H2 (Engineering Learning Hub), University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Type: Education
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)


What's Open: Guided tours at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Tour Tip: Please wear enclosed shoes
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

25. Library, University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Type: Education
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)


What's Open: Guided tours at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Tour Tip: Please wear enclosed shoes
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED



26. V House - BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROPERTY
Minyama (address will be confirmed when booking is secured)
Type: Residential
Open: Pre-booked guided tours with the architect at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm


V House is a Brazilian-Modernist inspired courtyard home built from off-form concrete, stone and timber, along the banks of the Mooloolah River. The idea for this home is all about simple forms and honest, robust materials.

Tour Tip: No wheelchair access
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

Bookings for V House open on Wednesday 11 October at 9am. To secure your booking please click here and follow the prompts. To ensure a fair allocation there will be a limited ticket allocation per person. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Pre-booked tours will book out quickly. Unfortunately there will be no waitlists, so if you miss out, please keep checking back in case others cancel.

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
The two Caloundra Lighthouses - Image: Elaine de Wet


27. Caloundra Lighthouses
3 Canberra Terrace, Kings Beach
Type: Residential
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)


Caloundra's European history is closely linked to the story of the lighthouses, and the two buildings provide evidence of the history of lighthouses from both ends of the time scale.

What's Open: Rolling guided tours
Tour Tip: No wheelchair access
PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

FREE Sunshine Coast Open House (SCOH), iconic architecture, historical, contemporary, Sunshine Coast Architecture - Past, Present and the Future, Photography competition, FREE Walk Caloundra Heritage Tour, FREE Nambour Heritage Tour, Nambour Heritage Soundtrail, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Library, Cooroy Lower Mill Site: Boiler House and Kilns, Avonlea, Tent House, Majestic Theatre, Pomona Fire and Rescue Station, Pomona Railway Station Gallery, Club Hotel, Eddie De Vere, St. Joseph's Church, Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, Maleny Lodge, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Discovery Centre, Tanderra, ABC Sunshine Coast, Gregson & Weight Buderim Chapel Complex, Mike Ahern Centre, Cotton Tree Pilot Housing Project, Art Gallery USC, V House, Minyama, Caloundra Lighthouses
Caloundra Regional Gallery - Image: Eyes Wide Open Photography (Barry Alsop) via www.sunshinecoastopenhouse.com.au


28. Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Type: Cultural
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)

Caloundra Regional Gallery opened in August 2000 and is the flagship visual art space of the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area.

What's Open: Guided tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Tour Tip: Bring the whole family and enjoy the Gallery's annual Family Day from 10am to 2pm in the neighbouring Felicity Park. FREE family-friendly natured-themed arts activities, storytelling, face-painting and more!
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29. Sunshine Coast Council Administration Building
1 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Type: Commercial
Open: 10am - 4pm (no booking required)


What's Open: Rolling guided tours. Tours depart from the Caloundra Administration forecourt. Visitors will tour the Council Chamber and Beerwah Room.
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30. Ormuz Specialist Eye Centre - BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROPERTY
Type: Commercial
Open: Pre-booked guided tours with the architect at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm


The Ormuz Specialist Eye Centre building has been conceptualised around a series of courtyards, giving a private outlook and amenity to staff and patients, whilst creating calm and tranquillity in an
otherwise busy and high volume practice.

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Bookings for the Ormuz Specialist Eye Centre building open on Wednesday 11 October at 9am. To secure your booking please click here and follow the prompts. To ensure a fair allocation there will be a limited ticket allocation per person. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Pre-booked tours will book out quickly. Unfortunately, there will be no waitlists, so if you miss out, please keep checking back in case others cancel.

Please note that all properties are wheelchair-accessible unless stated otherwise in Tour Tips.

Get your calendars out to bookmark the very first FREE Sunshine Coast Open House on the 21 October, pack your cameras to be snap-ready for the photography competition, get your walking shoes out for the heritage walks, and…. get ready to have an awesome time!
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Why? To celebrate the Sunshine Coast's iconic architecture
When: Panel discussion on 14 October 2017; Open House and Heritage Walks 21 October 2017
Where: Sunshine Coast and surrounds
Cost: FREE
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Fabulous article Elaine and so very informative! A must do for all of us Sunshine Coast residents.
by Barry (score: 2|461) 19 days ago
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