30 000 visits on Open House Porto

The weekend of 18 and 19 June the cities of Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos joined to show their best architecture. The second edition of Open House Porto almost tripled the visits, reaching the incredible number of 30 645.


Organized by Casa da Arquitectura and Lisbon Architecture Triennale, with a strategic partnership of Porto City Hall and the collaboration of the city halls of Gaia and Matosinhos. Open House Porto presented this year a varied itinerary of 51 spaces, from emblematic buildings to social housing, to show diverse architecture typologies.


A short statement from the event’s curator, Jorge Figueira:

Open House Porto 2016 was a fest with exciting moments, a lot of people and architecture. The trio of Porto-Gaia-Matosinhos is a region which allows several itineraries, equally intense, that we tried to explore in broad and inclusive way.


It was trilling to see the long queues, people everywhere, and hear the questions that are not heard in a common party, and cannot be repeated…

In fact, it wasn’t any fest, it was Open House Porto 2016!