Celebrate WA Design With A Huge Week-Long Festival Later This Month

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Perth’s first ever Design Week program has launched, with a huge roster of events that celebrate the best in design that the city has to offer and explore some of Perth’s most intriguing heritage spaces.

Running from March 23 to 30, the festival is helmed by architect, editor of The Architect magazine and President of Australian Institute of Architects, Sandy Anghie, alongside State Chair of the Design Institute of Australia and multi-disciplinary designer David Smith.

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Working with some of Perth’s best and brightest design brains, the duo have curated a huge program of talks, exhibitions, tours, workshops, walks and more – all of which celebrate Perth’s exciting design landscape and uncover the inspiration behind some of our most iconic homes and buildings.

(Many events are also free!)

One of the standout events of the program is Perth Unbuilt, exhibited at WA Museum Boola Bardip. Hear from the acclaimed architects themselves as you explore a selection of high-profile designs that never came to life – including Hassell’s unrealised East Perth Power Station (pictured below).

Perth Design Week

The program also offers experiences that explore Perth’s design history, including tours of intriguing heritage spaces like 56 William Street in the heart of the CBD, built in 1932.

Perth Design Week
Image via State Library of WA

To check out the full program, head to the Perth Design Week website.