The Open House event started in London in 1992 (openhouseworldwide.org), gaining in the past 20 years a lot of appreciation and support. In 2012 it’s time for Thessaloniki to join the Open House family and to organize an event that will celebrate the city’s architecture and design.
After cities like New York, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Helsinki, Melbourne, Barcelona, Chicago, Rome, Lisbon etc. that host annually Open House, Thessaloniki will host the first Open House event in Greece which will take place on 24th and 25th of November.
Open House Thessaloniki aspires to expose the architectural treasures of this dynamic city, and make architecture accessible to all. Its aim is to contribute to the deeper understanding of urban design and public space, and enable all citizens and visitors to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment.
The buildings that you can visit include, among others, Latomou Monastery (Osios David), Casa Bianca, Thessaloniki New Town Hall, Excelsior Hotel and former Vienni Hotel. You can see the full list here.
As the administration has announced the way to visit the buildings you like is the following:
- Select from the program which buildings you are interested to visit
- Check the opening hours
- Visit the building
- Entrance to the building is done regularly when group of people with specific number is formed
- No pre-booking is needed
- Admission is free to all
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