Open House Dublin Attended by over 30,000 People

14 October 2010

More than 30,000 people attended over 160 OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN events last weekend, including building visits, walking, cycling and boat tours, exhibitions and special events, as well as a dedicated programme for young people, Open House Junior.

Both Dubliners and visitors from around Ireland and abroad took to the streets of the capital city for the festival, many participating for the first time.

Presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation, Open House Dublin 2010 was made possible by the involvement of 150 architects, architecture graduates, students and other professionals - including the Irish State Architect, Pat Cooney - who gave up their time for free to bring the public through the many buildings and urban locations in this year's programme. They were assisted by a team of more than 250 volunteers, hailing from Dublin, other parts of Ireland, and even as far away as Brazil!

Speaking about the success of this year's Open House Dublin, Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation Nathalie Weadick said, "It's been genuinely thrilling to see people on the streets and in the buildings engaging with architecture in the city."

If you attended Open House Dublin this year, please help us in our preparations for next year's event by giving us your feedback.

Remember, you can head west this weekend to explore the architecture of Galway at Open House Galway, 15 - 17 October! For more information, visit

Open House Dublin is brought to you by the IAF with support from: The Arts Council - Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government - Dublin City Council - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council - South Dublin County Council - Open House London - Dublin Tourism - Office of Public Works - Dublin Docklands Development Authority - Temple Bar Cultural Trust - Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland - JCDecaux - RTE Supporting the Arts - Irish Rail - Luas - Irish Times.

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