In 2010, six cities joined Open House Worldwide. Today, 42 cities around the world have adopted the unique but simple concept of Open House, with the ‘family’ set to grow to 50 cities by 2020.
Open House is a simple but powerful concept – providing free access over a 48hr period to an incredible range of public and privately owned buildings to nearly a million people globally. Over 1 million people participate in this event globally over the year.
The Open House events, all independently produced across the globe have a proven record not only fostering civic engagement and pride, but helping to shape the wider community in becoming more knowledgeable, engaging in the dialogue and making more informed judgements on architecture and public space, of their city now and into the future.
World cities see an Open House event as the best way to profile the effect that planning, conservation, design and regeneration of the contemporary city has on the quality of their citizens’ lives, and interest continues to grow in other cities worldwide as this turns into a powerful cultural movement with unique reach.
“In many ways citizens can feel excluded from architecture, with understanding and knowledge about cities and the built environment viewed as exclusively limited in the past to those within the profession. However, this does not mean citizens haven’t wanted to understand, explore and engage in dialogue about architecture and sites in their cities, simply the opportunity for the doors to be open inclusively for all, was not in place.”
Victoria Thornton OBE Hon FRIBA, Founder, Open House
NEW CITIES JOIN THE FAMILY: New Cities into the programme include the first ever Asia city – Macau, (10-11 November) with the Founder of Open House, Victoria Thornton OBE, launching its inaugural event.
Late 2018 dates and websites:
SANTIAGO, 8-9 September 2018 ohstgo.cl
VIENNA, 15-16 September 2018 openhouse-wien.at
TEL AVIV, 20-22 September 2018 batim-il.org
LONDON, 22-23 September 2018 openhouselondon.org.uk
BILBAO, 22-23 September 2018 openhousebilbao.org (in Spanish/Basque)
LISBON, 22-23 September 2018 trienaldelisboa.com
OSLO, 22-23 September 2018 openhouseoslo.org (in Norwegian)
MADRID, 29-30 September 2018 openhousemadrid.org
ZURICH, 29-30 September 2018 openhouse-zuerich.org
STOCKHOLM, 5-7 October 2018 openhousestockholm.se
DUBLIN, 12-14 October 2018 openhousedublin.com
NEW YORK CITY, 13-14 October 2018 ohny.org
BRISBANE 13-14 October 2018 brisbaneopenhouse.com.au
CHICAGO, 13-14 October 2018 openhousechicago.org
BELFAST, 18-21 October 2018 openhousebelfast.org
LIMERICK, 19-21 October 2018 openhouselimerick.ie
JERUSALEM, 20-21 October 2018 batim.itraveljerusalem.com
ATLANTA, 20-21 October 2018 ohatl.org
GDANSK, 20-21 October 2018 ohgdansk.org
BUENOS AIRES, 27-28 October 2018 openhousebsas.org
BARCELONA, 27-28 October 2018 48hopenhousebarcelona.org
MACAU, 10-11 November 2018 openhousemacau.com
PERTH, 10-11 November 2018 openhouseperth.net
THESSALONIKI, 24-25 November 2018 openhousethessaloniki.gr