OPEN HOUSE IN A FEW WORDS
Open House is one of the most important global institutions for the promotion of architecture. The idea began at London in 1992 and until today it has spread to many cities around the globe. The Open House project invites the public to explore and understand the value of architecture.
Every year for one weekend, private and public buildings open their gates to everyone for free and the city is transformed to a big museum, with its buildings and architecture being the exhibits.
Open House has already taken place six times in Athens (5-6 April 2014, 16-17 May 2015, 16-17 April 2016, 1-2 April 2017, 1-2 April 2018, 6-7 of April 2019, 19 of September 2020) with an enthusiastic response from the public. In 2019, 550 volunteers took part in the project and guided the tours in 119 spaces, with a total of 37.000 visits. In 2020, the event was held online, with videos that have more than 57.000 views.
The 9th OPEN HOUSE Athens will take place on April 9-10, 2022, and will be accompanied by several parallel events!