Open House Dublin
Venue: Various Website: www.openhousedublin.com Price: FREE Date: October 7th-October 9th Time: Various
Are you the kind that likes to take a sneaky peak through lighted windows during your evening walk home? Fascinated by how other people live and what goes on behind closed doors? Here’s a chance to indulge your pleasure while cloaking it all in an appearance of good taste!
After months of research and preparation the Open House Dublin 2011 programme is now LIVE, with 85 buildings and a total of more than 120 events. Over one weekend, buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to stunning and usually off-limits sites in the city, with special tours by hundreds of professionals and architectural enthusiasts, completely for free. Highlights include maintained tenements, regal residences and ecologically friendly triumphs. There will also be tours of new city quarters such as the Point Village. In addition, if you are interested in town planning and the history of Dublin, there will be an opportunity to discover the work of architectural icon Herbert Simms, who changed the face of Dublin city with his groundbreaking social housing schemes in the 1930s and ‘40s, including tours of some of his most timeless developments.
This year’s theme is ‘The Architecture of Change’ and explores the idea that buildings around us have the potential to touch our lives and bring about positive change in our communities.
The majority of Open House Dublin tours and events operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so just turn up during the listed opening times and join the next available tour! But do be aware that a small number of tours and events will require pre-booking.