OPEN HOUSE ATHENS 2017
Every building has a story to tell – so don’t pass up the chance to visit over 100 buildings and spaces, guided by 450 volunteers, 1- 2 April 2017!
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 in Athens takes place every spring and this year, for the 4th time, during the weekend 1 & 2 of April, with parallel events that start a few days ago.
Open House Athens 2017 is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Tourism, the Municipality of Athens, the Hellenic Institute of Architecture. Suported by the AThens, Attica and Argosaronic Hotel Association and The Technical Chamber of Greece. Great sponsor SIAS expert window applications SIAS Sposor Papastratos.
Programme 29/3 – 2/4
OPEN BOX 29/3- 2/4 OPEN BOX is the event’s info point, where one can be informed about the event and this year’s program, obtain its products by donating, leave his impressions, get to know our volunteers. At IANOS bookstore, 24 Stadiou st.
OPEN SCHOOL As it has been established, OHΑ Friday is dedicated to the educational program. Organized student groups, have the opportunity to visit buildings that participate in this parallel event. In order to participate it is essential to schedule the visit. More info: http://www.openhouseathens.gr/draseis/open-school/
OPEN EMBASSY 31/3 The Embassies of the U.S. and Norway, hosted in two buildings of architectural importance and restricted access, will be open for a guided tour exclusively to invited OHA guests.
OPEN PHOTO 31/3-9/4 OHA visitors have every year the opportunity to participate in the photo competition by uploading on instagram photos taken during the OPEN HOUSE Athens event, using a public profile and #sias_oha2017. The best photos will be awarded Fujifilm cameras. More info: http://www.openhouseathens.gr/draseis/sony-open-photo/ Powered by SIAS
MADE IN ATHENS powered by jamjar.gr During the OPEN HOUSE week scheduled tours will be held to the city’s creative and production areas. 20 creators & producers themselves will present the tours and visitors will have the opportunity to see up close how they work, using modern and traditional methods. More info: http://www.openhouseathens.gr/draseis/made-in-athens/
OPEN TOURS 01-02/04 89 buildings in Athens are open for guided tours by 450 volunteers. List of buildings: http://www.openhouseathens.gr/en/buildings/tours-schedule-2017/ OPEN BIKE 01-02/04 The event invites people to get to know the city’s architecture, by bike! During the ΟΗΑ weekend, scheduled bike tours will take place in specified routes for a limited number of people. The participants will be provided with a bike and safety helmet by Solebike and souvenirs from OPEN HOUSE Athens 2017. Reservation is required due to limited number of participants. More info: http://www.openhouseathens.gr/draseis/open-bike/
OPEN YOUR PORTFOLIO till 02/04 Portfolio submission competition for a scholarship for postgraduate studies. The Vakalo Art & Design College, aiming to promote creativity among the young and to reinforce the prestige of the Interior Design profession, offers a scholarship for study on its MA Architectural Design programme, validated by the University of Derby, UK. The scholarship is sponsored in the context of the Open House 2017 parallel events. More info: http://www.openhouseathens.gr/draseis/diagwnismos-vakalo/
Papastratos OPEN VOTE 01-07/04 Audience Award OHA 2017! Vote for the building that impressed you the most and help it to be named as the OPEN HOUSE Athens 2017 visitor’s favourite building! All participants will automatically be included in OHA’s lottery to win Open House memorabilia. More info: http://www.openhouseathens.gr/draseis/open-vote/
TIME TO CLOSE Party 02/04 Visitors, volunteers and participants are invited to a closing party on Sunday 2 of April 2017, 21:00 at 48 Urban Garden http://48urbangarden.gr/
Organisers: OPEN HOUSE GREECE Open House Greece is an Urban Non-Profit Company with the aim of promoting architecture and culture in Greece and abroad, through the annual Open House events in Athens and Thessaloniki. It was founded in 2012 and belongs to the wider family of Open House Worldwide (www.openhouseworldwide.org), that takes care of the global promotion of every Open House Event.
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Competition of projects by Greek architects up to 45 y.o.
Advanced architectural design workshop by ArchitectScripta at Benaki Museum.
Architectural conferences on May 30th and 31st in Cyprus.