Open House Belfast
October 26-28 2018

From October 26 - 28 this year, PLACE will host the third Open House Belfast - Architecture Festival. Our programme includes some of the city’s most interesting and exciting buildings and spaces opening their doors for the public to experience, free of charge. We have a diverse range of locations lined up - iconic Belfast buildings, infrastructure, places housing bustling behind the scenes activity, and sites suspended with potential energy, as well as a host of designers and artisans inviting you into their studios and workshops to see and hear about their practices.
We will explore and discover our city’s unique built environment through site visits, public discussions, performances and special access events catering for families, general public and professionals in the field of design.
Whether you are a resident of, or visiting Belfast, this is your opportunity to discover the city from new perspectives and uncover the wealth of beauty and activity that we pass by daily.
Full programme to be announced soon, sign up to our mailing list to be kept updated.
Open House Festival concept was initiated in London in 1992 by Open City, and now roll out in over 25 cities annually throughout the world. It is a major international festival and we are really excited to be hosting the second Belfast edition this year!

PLACE is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting great architecture, design and planning in Northern Ireland. Our purpose is to create a better place to live, work and play. We work with people across Northern Ireland to encourage good design and engineering, and increase public engagement with architecture, planning, construction and related professions to promote civil society and community development.

OHB is part of the Open House Worldwide family and is kindly supported by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, ARUP, and ID2015

Open House Belfast website


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