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Architectus‘ project tours for Open House Melbourne 2022 revealed

Melbourne’s most intriguing and inspiring spaces are opening to the public for the first time since 2019. Open House Melbourne (OHM) 2022 boasts one of the largest programs in the event’s history and the first in-person OHM Weekend in three years. Themed ‘Built/Unbuilt’ the Weekend includes 83 new buildings, 132 returning buildings, 20 residential events, and three cemeteries.  

Here are the Architectus buildings making an exciting appearance in this year’s program: 

Hyatt Centric Melbourne

Hyatt Centric Melbourne  

On the prominent corner of Flinders and Spencer streets, Hyatt Centric hotel offers boutique accommodation in Melbourne’s CBD. Celebrating the city’s cultural identity, its design takes inspiration from the surrounding laneway network and heritage masonry buildings. The Downie Street entrance is reactivated in the spirit of Melbourne’s iconic laneways, creating a discreet entry. 

On Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July, Architectus Project Leader, Stephen Perkins and Hecker Guthrie Associate Designer, Stacey Van Harn will give a tour of the 277-room hotel. 

Tours will begin at 10:00am and 12:30pm and run for one hour. Tour groups will include up to 20 people. Learn more about the event here.  

The Clendon Centre_Victorian Archicture Awards
The Clendon Centre
The Clendon Centre_Victorian Archicture Awards

Loreto Clendon Centre  

The Clendon Centre is a learning and home base for Loreto Toorak’s Year 7 to 9 students. Recipient of the Henry Bastow Award for Educational Architecture by the 2022 Australian Institute of Architects (VIC), the centre is both functional and beautiful, instilling a sense of calm through its deeply considered scale, proportion, transparency, and minimal material palette. 

On Sunday 31 July, Architectus Design Leader Paulo Sampaio will lead a tour, explaining how the building’s functional geometry engages with the majestic heritage context of the campus and the residential scale and rhythm of Clendon Road.  

Tours will begin at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm and run for one hour. Tour groups will include up to 20 people. Learn more about the event here.  

Loreto Mandeville Hall | Education architecture and schools
Loreto Mandeville Hall | Education architecture and schools

The Mandeville Centre  

The award-winning Mandeville Centre is a focal point for the school community at Loreto Mandeville Hall, acting as a link between all school operations. The building houses school administration, a staff centre, a lecture theatre, a learning resource centre, a Year 12 centre and a basement-level car park.  

On Sunday 31 July, Architectus Principal, John Sprunt will lead a tour, explaining how the architecture draws on the library building typology in terms of promoting the quality of light and space (and form)  

Tours will begin at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm and run for one hour. Tour groups will include up to 20 people. Learn more about the event here. 

 

A full list of the participating venues can be found here.