Venue: Various locations Website: www.architecturefoundation.ie Price:Free entry  Date: 5th – 7th October Time: Various

Dublin is home to buildings of all shapes, sizes and histories from the old Dublin tenements to the stunning docklands developments. Over one weekend, almost 100 buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to allow citizens and visitors explore the architecture of their city, with special tours by hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts, along with 40 other associated events, completely for free.

Architecture Alive! is the title and theme of this year’s event and is an exploration of the vitality of the city through its architecture, and the people who live work and play in it. Cities are fluid, they have the capacity to live, grow and develop and Architecture Alive! wants us to think about the impact buildings have on our lives and how they shape our environment and us.

As well as building tours, Open House Dublin 2012 includes Open House Junior, a series of creative and lively events to enable young participants to play architect for a day; Open Space walking, cycling and boat tours to explore the spaces between buildings; and Open Minds , a series of talks, discussions and exhibitions about architecture on the theme of Architecture Alive!.

Check out the website and make sure to take advantage of this fantastic free offer to learn more about Dublin.

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