Curated by Dr. Sandra O'Connell, the Irish Architecture Foundation presents the sixth annual Open House Dublin weekend featuring over 120 buildings visits, walking tours and events over one weekend, many led by architects and designers.
In these turbulent times, Open House Dublin 2011 has adopted the theme 'The Architecture of Change'. Exploring a diverse range of urban issues, Open House Dublin sails the coast of Dún Laoghaire and the waterways of Dublin Docklands and alights the LUAS in the North Docklands and in search of 'New Frontiers' on the Green Line. Walking tours discuss the 'Destruction of Dublin', the potential of NAMA-bound lands and buildings, and conduct an 'Urban Check-Up' of inner city areas. Building tours explore the 'Architecture of Dublin Contemporary', the work of emerging practices, the stylish Gibson Hotel, new landmarks on the TCD campus, refurbished Martello Towers in Dún Laoghaire and many more. For families, there's an action packed OPEN HOUSE JUNIOR programme of workshops, tours and events for children and young people.
Full programme available at www.openhousedublin.com.
All events are free of charge and only a small proportion require pre-booking online.
The 2011 OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN BOOK is available at these outlets: at The Culture Box (Temple Bar), RIAI Bookshop (8 Merrion Square), Civic Offices (Wood Quay), South Dublin County Council Offices (Tallaght), Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown County Offices (Dún Laoghaire) and Fingal County Hall (Swords), as well as a number of DCC and DLR libraries and Dublin Tourism Offices.