The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) has announced that Open House Dublin will take place this year from 14 – 16 October.
The 1916 Centenary will be the focus of this year’s curated programme. The architecture of Dublin is a reflection of our culture. The buildings we design and build today, and those we protect, tell a story of Dublin’s development. The buildings on our city’s streetscape tell a very direct and inspiring story about the history of our capital, the past lives of its inhabitants and our aspirations for the future.The annual OHD weekend provides a free and rare opportunity to access and discover the wealth of up to 100 significant buildings that reveal a changing city over the century. For more information check out architecturefoundation.ie.
Open House is a design festival which runs in cities across the world, celebrating the best in architecture that each city has to offer, opening up private and public buildings of interest free of charge. Open House Dublin is one of over 30 member-cities in the Open House Worldwide Family including London, New York, Oslo, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Helsinki, Melbourne, Barcelona, Helsinki, Slovenia, Chicago, Rome, Lisbon, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Thessalonika, Gdynia, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Athens, Nicosia, Monterrey, Vilnius, Praha, Porto and Madrid.
In Ireland, alongside the capital, there is Open House Cork 2016 which will take place on 20-22 May openhousecork.ie , Open House Belfast 2016 placeni.org/open-house on July 23-24 and the Open House Limerick 2016 openhouselimerick.ie (dates are yet to be announced).