PLACE is delighted to be presenting the third annual Open House Belfast Architecture & Engineering Festival from 27 – 29 October which opens up some of the city’s most interesting and exciting buildings and spaces for you to experience, free of charge.
The aim of the festival is to highlight and celebrate well designed architecture and engineering in the city, and engage with the public, to initiate discussion about the impact of good design in our lives.
This year the festival has been extended to include a third day, spreading out the programme and allowing more time to get to more events.
PLACE have organised the programme into three categories; Buildings, Engineering Projects and Special Events. Some of our favourite buildings are returning to the programme, such as; Transport House, The former Belfast Telegraph building and The Strand Arts Centre while engineering projects will include; The Lagan Weir and Tunnel and Translink’s train maintenance and training facility.
Open House Belfast are showcasing some really innovative new developments like; Cullingtree Meadows Dementia Care Facility and Ormeau Baths entrepreneurial hub, and we have secured access to grand and iconic buildings like; The former Bank of Ireland on Royal Avenue and Laganview House. Some architects and designers will invite you into their offices, studios and workshops to see how they work, and our special events will include accessing the heights of the Lanyon building at Queen’s University to see the conservation brick work they are undertaking, and a walk around North Belfast’s ‘Cultural Corridor’.
Booking goes live on Friday 20 October. To see the full programme visit www.openhousebelfast.org.