Open House Dublin is a festival of architecture offering the public the opportunity to view public and private buildings in the city and to learn more about the process of designing and creating our built environment. The festival is organised by Irish Architecture Foundation and is now in its 11th year. All events are free.
This year’s programme takes place over 13th to 15th October. Among The Liberties and Dublin 8 highlights are:
10 Mill Street – the former gabled ruin that has been loving restored by Creedon Group with their design team led by Carrig Consultants
Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Newmarket – a state of the art distillery that has heralded the return of one of The Liberties best known industries, distillery after a 40 year hiatus
The Coombe Housing – a walking tour of the award-winning social housing complex designed by James Pike in the late 1970s.
Liberties Churches: Stages for Salvation – a walking tour of some of the area’s best known churches exploring their reuse and re-adaption for the 21st century.
14a Park Terrace – de Suin Architects conversion of an early 20th century property in the heart of The Liberties.
MISA Building, Rialto – the stunning new Mercer Institute for Successful Ageing at St James’s Hospital
The Digital Depot, Thomas Street – one of a number of buildings owned by The Digital Hub – a digital enterprise cluster in The Liberties
Marsh’s Library, St Patrick’s Close – Dublin’s first public library, founded by the altruistic Archbishop Narcissus Marsh of Dublin.
And there is much more. Check out the #OHD2017 website for more details, times and booking where needed – www.openhousedublin.com