OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN, Ireland’s largest architectural event, is run by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF), and takes place from 14th to 16th October.
OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN is a free annual celebration of the city’s best architecture, when buildings of all types and periods open their doors to allow citizens and visitors to explore.
In this commemorative year of revolution leading to Irish independence, the theme for Open House Dublin 2016 is The Presence of the Past. Almost 90 building tours – many of which are private homes – as well as 40 other events such as walking tours, talks, exhibitions and children’s events, will reveal how the development of our cityscape conveys the changing social, political and cultural priorities of Dublin, throughout history and into the future.
As well as building tours, Open House Dublin 2016 also features the ever popular Open House Junior – a series of creative events for young people, from toddlers to teenagers, full of fun ways to explore the city and its buildings- and Open House Plus – exhibitions, film screenings, walking tours and other events.
This year, Open House Dublin is collaborating with Peter McVerry Trust to help raise awareness of World Homeless Day and the importance of the use of space in our city, as we are faced with the deepening issue of homelessness and housing supply.
The full programme for Open House Dublin 2016 is available on the event website. Most building tours are open on a first-come, first-served basis.
There is an Open House Dublin Information Centre at 15, Bachelors Walk, the home of the Irish Architecture Foundation, for the duration of the event.
Open House Dublin Information Centre
Irish Architecture Foundation
15, Bachelors Walk
All images courtesy IAF / Open House Dublin