Open House Architecture Festival in Madrid
Madrid Open House is a festival of architecture to appreciate the emblematic buildings and architectural design from the exterior and interior. The types of buildings involved in this festival involve corporate, cultural, hotelling and residential buildings. This is the first participation by the city of Madrid, for a festival of architecture and city, that already takes place in over 30 cities around the world. On the weekend of 26th and 27th September, the doors of more than 100 buildings and urban spaces will be opened to the public and can be visited with a guide. It is a free event for the public and its main objective is to promote knowledge of the city and recognition of the value of urban spaces.
History of Open House Festival
Open House was created 20 years ago in London. Subsequently cities like Rome, Oslo, Athens, Melbourne, Prague and Barcelona have since joined the Open House festival worldwide. Currently the festival is also organized in New York , Dublin, Tel Aviv , Adelaide, Jerusalem , Helsinki , Chicago , Lisbon , Monterrey , Thessaloniki, Belfast , Buenos Aires and Nicosia.
Top Activities of Open House Architecture Festival in Madrid
We recommend the following activities forming part of this festival:
- Open House Madrid & Hotel Silken Instagram Contest: IgersMadrid and Madrid Open House invite you to participate in the contest that will take place between the 7th and 21st of September following the Madrid Open House Festival. The contest uses the hashtag #Redescubre_Madrid (Rediscover Madrid). The Hotel Silken Puerta America will reward the winner with a night for two people in a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast included. For more info click here.
Office Open House sponsored by Figueras International, will open architectural studios in Madrid. The architects themselves wanted to join this festival of architecture opening the doors of their workplaces , to demonstrate and share their projects in their ¨cradles¨of creativity. Each studio also offers a concrete activity in their opening hours. Some require prior registration , others are free entry but all have a schedule. For a unique opportunity to meet the architect, and see the projects in the early stages of creation, click here.
Open House Madrid and in collaboration with the magazine Architectural Digest Spain (AD España) will avail some of the most exquisite homes of the capital on Saturday September 26th for a free visit. You can book your ticket on the links in this article until September 10th or by just browse to see the houses here.
In order to visit any one of the participating buildings,those interested must register here before September 10th. Dont miss this first time ever event, where Open House Architecture Festival in Madrid, will organise visits of unique venues, hotels, shops , business offices, private houses , foundations and cultural centers, classical buildings, meeting room and sports facilities!