Open House Worldwide is a global network of Open House events which has become a worldwide movement.  Open House cities include New York, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, Chicago, Barcelona and Dublin.

Each Open House city is run as an independent organisation but all adhere to a shared set of values and ideals. For more information visit

Open House has become an annual event which raises awareness of the value of good design in cities across the world. Brisbane Open House is proud to support the following Australian Open House events – Open House Melbourne and Open House Hobart.

In 2020 Open House Worldwide hosted its first 48hour online global festival which presented a wide range of content, including some of BOH’s design talks and short films, which can be viewed on the OHWW Festival site.



Since Brisbane Open House began in 2010 the Open House program has grown throughout Queensland.

As Queensland’s regional centres offer high quality and diverse range of architecture, design and heritage a regional program was a natural progression of the Open House concept, with the first regional event – Maryborough Open House held in 2011, followed by Toowoomba in 2013, and Cairns and Bundaberg in 2016.

The Open House regional program supports tourism, along with cultural and professional development beyond Brisbane. Each regional event is an opportunity to celebrate not only Queensland’s diverse architectural trends – but diverse environments, heritage, and community needs and desires.

The regional program has grown to include the Sunshine and Gold Coasts.



Image credit: Fort Lytton. Photo: Jiayuan Liang 2019.