This year sees the second annual Open House Belfast Architecture & Engineering Festival which takes place this weekend, Friday 21- Sunday 23 October presented by PLACE. PLACE is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the making of great places across Northern Ireland. The aim of our festival is to highlight and celebrate well designed architecture and engineering in the city, and engage with you, the public, to initiate discussion about the impact of good design on our lives. We have a diverse line up for 2016 which includes some of last year’s favourites, along with a host of new additions: iconic Belfast buildings, fascinating engineering projects, new sites and developments, sneak peaks behind the scenes at some of the city’s most intriguing work places, and a few very special events. Whether you are a resident of, or a visitor to Belfast, this is your opportunity to discover the city from unexpected perspectives. Our programme invites you to relive the past, and see into the future.
To book for any of the guided tours or special events please visit the event page and use the EventBrite link to book your tickets. The tours and events are free of charge but are numbers are limited, so please book only what you know you will need and also let us know in good time if you cannot make the event.
To see the full list of buildings and events click HERE
Belfast Harbour Commissioners Office, 10.30am-11.30am
Belfast Central Library 11.00am-12.00pm, 2.00pm-3.00pm
Arup’s New Offices, 4.00pm -6.00pm
Saturday 22 October
Lyric Theatre 10/00am-10.45pm (and Sunday 10.00am-10.45am)
The Strand Arts Centre, 10.00am-11.30am, 12.30pm-2pm
Ulster University Greater Belfast Development Phase 1 , 11am-12pm,
CS Lewis Civic Square & Eastside Civic Centre, 11.00am-12.00pm
Transport House, 11.00am-11.45am, 12.15pm-1.00pm
Carlisle Memorial Church, 1.00pm-1.30pm, 2.00pm-2.30pm.
BWe will open up some of Belfast’s most interesting and exciting buildings and spaces for you to experience, free of charge
xciting buildings and spaces for you to experience, free of charge