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Festival Public realm Talk Tours

Open House Dublin website is now live!


Since its inception, Open House Dublin has proved its potential to engage with a wide range of our city’s shapers – from general public to policy-makers – highlighting the significant role that architecture can, and has, played in the evolving form of our everyday lives. Our intention is to build upon the festival’s annual celebration of the county’s best architecture and to inspire a better understanding of the processes and places that define us.

Open House Dublin 2016 will focus on the theme of time, commemoration and celebration, titled The Presence of the Past. The past is full of possibility when we use it to help us make informed decisions about the future. The Presence of the Past connects time to buildings and uncovers how they reflect our priorities culturally, socially, economically and politically.

Through an extensive programme of talks, tours and exhibitions, it is our goal to highlight the buildings of Dublin that have altered our vision of the city over time, shaped how we live now inspire new ways of living.

Head to www.openhousedublin.ie for this years programme!

Open House Dublin is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation and is part of the Open House Worldwide Family. Irish Architecture Foundation is funded by The Arts Council, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Office of Public Works. Open House Dublin is funded by Government Policy on Architecture 2009 – 2015, Dublin City Council and sponsored by Airbnb.

Additional funding is given by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Corporate Circle member Hibernia REIT plc. Open House Dublin is supported by JCDecaux.