Open House Dublin


Open House Dublin Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/10/2018 - 14/10/2018

Irish Architecture Foundation





Open House Dublin is Ireland’s largest architecture festival, inviting all citizens to explore their city. It works through a simple but powerful idea: showcasing outstanding architecture for everyone to experience. The event takes place right across Dublin city and county in over 160 locations. Buildings that aren’t usually accessible to the public and buildings of architectural merit open their doors for one weekend, with architectural tours provided by expert guides.

All OHD tours are completely FREE!

Heritage is our traditions, preoccupations and values made real. The buildings, streets, squares and parks left behind in our city tell us about the people who came before us. What will the buildings of today tell future citizens about life in 21st century Dublin?

Join the Irish Architecture Foundation for the 13th annual Open House Dublin – Tomorrow’s Past: Discover our Future Heritage – to peel back the layers of Dublin’s built heritage, from medieval streets to Georgian terraces and from residential expansions to industrial revolutions. As well as unearthing historic gems, the theme will ask what will be the legacy of what we build now?

Celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this year’s Open House Dublin explores the influence of our European neighbours on Dublin’s built heritage: think Dutch billies, Italian neoclassicism, Bauhaus-inspired modernism and more! The programme will also reflect on the increasing influence Irish architects have on Europe and beyond, by featuring Irish architects who are winning significant projects in Europe and Asia.


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