Open House Dublin – run by the Irish Architecture Foundation – returns 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.
Among the highlights here in The Liberties and Dublin 8 are –
- 10 Mill Street and the Teeling Distillery – part of the ongoing regeneration of Newmarket and its environs
- the historic and evolving St James’s Gate Brewery, including a unique tour through the campus
- a self-guided ‘parkitrek’ for families to discover how design has shaped one of the city’s newest parks, Weaver Park on Cork Street
- Highlight student housing on Thomas Street – see the stunning restoration of the former Frawleys for yourself as well as the modern new complex behind
- the Grainstore at The Digital Hub – adaptive reuse of a heritage building to modern office use
- the Binary Hub – one of the new generation of student accommodation centre developing across the city
- the beautiful newly-refurbished Kevin Street Library – set to be a gem among the city’s public libraries
- historic Archbishop Marsh’s Library on St Patrick’s Close – the city’s first lending library
- Dolphin House regeneration – phase 1 of the refurbishment of one of the city’s largest public housing complexes
- the Death and Life of a Dublin Street – yours truly exploring urban renewal along Cork Street
And there is much more. Full details of the Open House Dublin programme and booking where needed at www.architecturefoundation.ie/openhouse