Open House Dublin is the biggest celebration of architecture in Ireland presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation. Open House Dublin 2016 will take place from 14 to 16 October 2016. Over the weekend, over 100 events will allow citizens and visitors to explore the architecture of their city, with special tours by hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts, completely for free.
As the city is constantly evolving, Open House Dublin allows you to access buildings and urban spaces to offer a new perspective. The festival showcases the wealth and breadth of Irish architecture, buildings of all types and periods open up their doors from the splendour of Georgian Dublin to the breathtaking contemporary spaces and places. The event showcases the most iconic buildings in the city as well as the smallest, most beautiful interventions.
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.
Open House Dublin is funded by Dublin City Council, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Airbnb and the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
Irish Architecture Foundation is funded by The Arts Council, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Office of Public Works and Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.
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