17 – 19 July 2015
PLACE is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting great architecture, design and planning in Northern Ireland. We are currently in the early stages of planning, to host the inaugural Belfast edition of the international OPEN HOUSE events which open up the most interesting and exciting architecture around the world, offering the public an opportunity to discover inspiring new ways of viewing the city, and with the ultimate aim of encouraging more public appreciation of good design and better planning solutions for Belfast.
The OPEN HOUSE concept was developed in 1992 in London and now rolls out annually in 20 cities worldwide and has a massive international following. . The festivals are made possible by the help of architects, designers, volunteers, guides, the generosity of building/site owners and occupiers, and the support of the festival partners.
We believe in the importance of good design to change our experiences, and want to deliver a strong, challenging and inspiring programme for Belfast. We are currently recruiting a team of interested, dedicated volunteer guides, event support and documenters.
Our programme will comprise of making 40 of the most interesting buildings and spaces in the city accessible to the public, free of charge. The programme will be inspiring and diverse, and open modern and contemporary spaces in the forms of buildings, infrastructure, spaces of activity and of potential, as well as designers’ studios.
If you are interested in being involved in the festival we would require one meeting a month before the event to run through the programme and delegate locations and duties based on your interests, and then participation at various points throughout the weekend – official buildings open 10am – 6pm Sat 18th and Sun 19, with an opening event on the evening of Fri 17, a nighttime event on Sat 18, and a closing event on evening of Sun 19.
If you are interested in becoming involved in the festival please contact Maggie Mc Keever at PLACE:
email@example.com / 028 90 23 25 24