Open House Madrid invites people to discover more than 100 buildings

The third edition of the Open House Madrid festival returns the weekend of 30 September and 1 October with the opening of more than 100 buildings and urban spaces, some of them whose waiting lists exceed two years.


IE Paper Pavilion / Shigeru Ban Architects © FG + SG

IE Paper Pavilion / Shigeru Ban Architects © FG + SG


The festival includes spaces such as the IE Paper Pavilion of the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the 2014 Pritzker prize, the new Desert City space, the first biotechnology nursery specializing in cacti, by the architect Jacobo García-Germán, or SOLO gallery for the art collection by estudioHerreros. (more…)

Visit Madrid’s most emblematic buildings during OPEN HOUSE architecture festival

In its second edition, the Festival has signed an agreement with the local Architects’ Guild (COAM) whereby OPEN HOUSE Madrid will be held on the 1st and 2nd of October, during the city’s “Architecture Week”, opening over 100 buildings and urban spaces to the general public.


Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, Fernando Higueras y Antonio Miró, 1965


The city’s most emblematic buildings will be open to the public on the first weekend of October, celebrating Madrid’s Architecture Week. Over 40 new buildings and urban spaces will join the previous year’s circuit, with over 25,000 visitors: historical buildings such as the National Senate Building, the Zarzuela Theatre, or the National Car Park -where the official car fleet is kept-, as well as recently completed contemporary buildings like the BBVA sail building (by Herzog & de Meuron) or the Repsol Campus, by Spanish architect Rafael de la Hoz. (more…)

Discover the must-see architecture of Madrid at Open House Madrid 2015

For the first time the international festival of architecture and city, Open House, arrives to Madrid. The 26th and September 27th anyone will be allowed to visit nearly 100 buildings and urban areas of the capital, some of which are not usually accessible to the public.


Centro de Estudios Hidrograficos. Miguel Fisac.

Centro de Estudios Hidrograficos. Miguel Fisac


This is the case of the Bank of Spain. During the festival there are two kind of visits in this historic building. One of architectural character, in which you can tour the 100,000 m² building that contains interventions made by Rafael Moneo and Mansilla + Tuñón with the help of a guide; in the other visit you can see the art collection housed in the Bank.



Open House Prague 2015 opens 33 buildings and special constructions

‘Open House’ is a simple but powerful concept: showcasing outstanding architecture for all to experience, completely for free. Open House initiatives invite everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment.


Gasometer in Libeň © OpenHousePraha 2015

Gasometer in Libeň © OpenHousePraha 2015


For one weekend in year headquarters of companies, offices and modern technical buildings we are just used to pass by will be open. It will be possible to visit more than 40 places with exceptional interiours, interesting history and unusual views of Prague usually closed to public. More than 30 structures will be open in Prague, and not all of them are old buildings. Some of the newest, such as Florentinum, Main Point Karlín, Artgen, Fusion Hotel and Port #58 will be having visitors. (more…)