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Festival Public realm Tours

Open House Dublin 2014


Here is a sneaky peak into the highlights of the IAF’s ninth annual Open House Dublin 2014 which takes place on the 17 – 19 October.

Our exciting additions to 2014’s programme include the US Embassy, a modernist icon by architect John M Johansen; the show-stopping Airbnb European Hub designed by Heneghan Peng; the award-winning Airfield House redevelopment by McLoughlin Architects and Solearth; the imposing Convention Centre by renowned architect Kevin Roche, the sensitively designed senior citizen housing at McKee Court by Dublin City Architects and an early look inside the eagerly anticipated Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Central Library and Cultural Centre, the dlr LexIcon.

From up-and-coming Irish practices we have Blackrock’s Bear Market Coffee Shop by VAV Architects, the Merrion Cricket Pavillion by TAKA Architects and an extension of a 1930’s Clontarf home by Architectural Farm.

We are launching a new initiative called Open House Plus, which consists of series of walks, exhibitions and screenings that expand architecture beyond the buildings. Open House Junior also returns with a series of creative and lively events for children and young people.

This is just a taster to whet your appetite; the full programme will be released in September. So do not call until then to book a place on a tour, but remember that 90% of the programme is first come first served.

If you are looking for special access why not volunteer for OHD! Every year hundreds of great, enthusiastic people get involved with the IAF for the weekend. Contact Rachel at volunteers@architecturefoundation.ie to see how you can help to make Open House Dublin a huge success.

Open House Dublin is funded by Dublin City Council and Government Policy on Architecture 2009 – 2015. Additional funding by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Fáilte Ireland.

Open House Dublin is supported by JCDecaux and RTÉ Supporting the Arts
Media Partner: Totally Dublin
Online Media Partner: Yelp
National Transport Partner: Irish Rail
Dublin Transport Partner: Luas
Open House Dublin is part of the Open House Worldwide Family.

The Irish Architecture Foundation, who deliver Open House Dublin, is funded by the Arts Council; the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Images clockwise from top left, McKee Court by Dublin City Architects photo by Donal Murphy, Airfield House by Architect Solearth, photo by Ros kavanagh, Blackrock Further Education Institute by McCullough Mulvin, photo by Christian Richters; US Embassy by John M. Johansen & Michael Scott, photo by US Embassy Dublin; Airbnb Headquarters Dublin by Heneghan Peng, photo by Ed Reeve; Seafield Avenue by Architectural Farm, photo by Ste Murray.

For media information, contact Annette Nugent :: annette@annettenugent.ie :: +353.86.6820971