In Summary

  • Open House Melbourne to feature Swinburne for the first time
  • Two of Swinburne’s most iconic buildings will be open to the public
  • Swinburne’s involvement to take place 30 July, coinciding with Swinburne Open Day

Open House Melbourne will feature Swinburne for the first time this July.

Two prominent Swinburne buildings will be open to the public on 30 July: the Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC) and the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (ADMC).

Now in its 10th year, Open House Melbourne celebrates the architecture of Melbourne, allowing people to visit significant sites and buildings across the city to learn how they influence our culture and shape our future.

“Our involvement with Open House Melbourne is an exciting opportunity for Swinburne to celebrate our connection with architecture in Melbourne and around the world,” says Swinburne Dean of the School of Design, Professor Jane Burry.

“As we prepare to commence our new architecture degree in 2018, it is vital that we remain connected with the practice and procurement of architecture and celebrate the university’s achievements in this area.”

ATC building as shown in Open House book.

The ATC is the front door to Swinburne, showcasing leading-edge research facilities and teaching spaces, as well as architectural design and sustainability. The ATC was the first education building to be awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

AMDC building as per Open House book.

The AMDC is an 11-storey building, fronted by a restored two-storey Victorian façade. It is a state-of-the-art facility that gives researchers and students the opportunity to use the latest manufacturing and design techniques and technologies.

Swinburne’s involvement with Open House Melbourne takes place on Sunday 30 July, 10am to 4pm. This event coincides with Swinburne Open Day.