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Published: Monday, September 10, 2018

IMAGE CAPTION: At the launch of Open House Dublin 2018 (from left to right):Pauline Byrne, Chair of the Board of the Irish Architecture Foundation; Nathalie Weadick, Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD; Shane Quinlan, Head of Mortgages at Bank of Ireland. (Photograph by Lisa Whelan)

The 2018 OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN programme was launched by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, in the Townhall of the newly completed 1WML.

Run by the Irish Architecture Foundation and taking place from October 12th to 14th, Open House Dublin 2018 will offer more than 100 buildings to visit, alongside a rich programme of events. All tours and events are free to attend and offer a variety of ways for visitors of all ages to experience and learn about Dublin’s buildings and public spaces. The theme for Open House Dublin 2018 is Tomorrow’s Past: Discover our future heritage and for the first time, the festival programme will feature a building for every decade from 1700 up to present day. Open House Dublin is Ireland’s largest architecture festival.

The Open House Dublin programme is live on www.architecturefoundation.ie/openhouse now. Most building tours and many events are run on a first-come, first-served basis during the festival. However, a number of building tours and events will be ticketed using a lottery system or will require advance booking. Bookings and lotteries open on the 6th of September until the 24th of September.

Speaking at the launch, Minister Josepha Madigan TD said, “This year’s theme, Tomorrow’s Past: Discover our Future Heritage, is indeed thought provoking. After all, Architecture is everywhere, all around us, every house, school, office, hospital and supermarket was built for a purpose. What, we can only wonder, will the buildings of today tell future generations about life in 21st century Dublin?.”

Bank of Ireland’s Head of Mortgages, Shane Quinlan, said, “We’re very proud to be partnering with Open House Dublin to help raise awareness of the importance of architecture. We look forward to hosting the ‘Inspiration’ event in College Green on Wednesday 10th October, bringing together a range of experts to provide advice and share tips on all aspects of making a dream home a reality.”

Nathalie Weadick, Director of the Irish Architecture Foundation, added, “Open House Dublin is a force for good. It does more than engage people in architecture, planning and the construction of their city. It peels away layers of history, connecting past with present. It shines a spotlight on the essential issues of the day. It introduces the idea that architecture can impact on our lives and it encourages us to imagine a future and our place in it.”

View 2018 Open House programme highlights at https://openhousedublin.com/

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