Open House Lisboa

For the first time, Lisbon hosted the international event Open House in October 2012. Created in London in 1992, the event is guided by a straightforward but inspiring principle: to show first-rate architecture to the general public, stirring an interest for urban built heritage.

All editions of Lisboa Open House were met with enthusiasm by a large and diverse audience who loaded the guided tours in the programme. Nominated by Time Out as the event of the year on 2014, Open House Lisboa counts in average with 17.000 visits. Free admission, it takes place every year with the participation of dozens of practitioners among which the Portuguese authors of the spaces.

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Open House Porto


Launched in 2015, Porto represents the natural addition due to the richness of its architectural legacy classified as UNESCO World Heritage since ‘96.

It is the first cultural event promoted by Associação Frente Atlântica do Porto as a result of a partnership between Porto, Matosinhos and Vila Nova de Gaia city councils. During two years, Lisbon Architecture Triennale launched and supervised the event. Now the organization of the third edition, that will take place on 1st and 2nd of July 2017, is taken by Casa da Arquitectura.

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