Open House Athens 4 – 6 April 2014
In 2014 Athens joins the Open House family and will start organising an event that will celebrate the city’s architecture and design.
Open House is a simple but powerful concept: showcasing outstanding architecture for all to experience, completely for free. Open House initiatives invite everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment.
The Open House event started in London in 1992, gaining in the past 20 years a lot of appreciation and support. Today 21 cities are members of the Open House Worldwide family and host annually this event, including New York, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Helsinki, Melbourne, Barcelona, Chicago, Rome, Lisbon etc.
The first Open House event in Greece took place on 24th and 25th of November 2012 in Thessaloniki. Selected architectural sites were open to the public during this weekend and more than 12.000 visits were made.
The events Open House Athens and Open House Thessaloniki are organised by the non-governmental and non-profit organisation Open House Greece, founded in 2012.
Open House Athens aspires to expose the architectural treasures of this dynamic city, and make architecture accessible to all. Its aim is to contribute to the deeper understanding of urban design and public space, and enable all citizens and visitors to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment.
See the full program: http://www.openhouseathens.gr/en/program/2014/