29 September 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
This month will see the third annual Open House Cork weekend running from September 29th to October 1st, 2017. Open House is a design festival which runs in 36 cities across the world, celebrating the best architecture each city has to offer. The public are invited to take part in a series of talks, tours, and exhibitions, held in buildings across Leeside, which will showcase the rich and varying architecture of Cork. All of the events are free to attend.
Explore some of Cork’s finest buildings, new and old, including: St. Angela’s College, Crown Park Villa, Barrett’s Buildings, Triskel Arts Centre, Pairc Uí Chaoimh and Nano Nagle Place. Other special programmed events include a tour of the grounds of University College Cork by O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects, a walk along the city’s quays led by Tom Spalding, an architectural pub trail, a sketching tour on MacCurtain Street, a history tour of the Ford factory, and much, much more.
This year Open House Cork will celebrate the theme ‘The Changing City’, addressing the varying nature of the city as a hub for growing and evolving architecture. Open House hopes to reveal more of the adaptive environment of the city through talks about new spaces, urban interventions, and how the city is moving forward architecturally.
Join Open House Cork as they showcase the wealth and breadth of Irish architecture, from the splendour of Georgian Cork to the breathtaking contemporary spaces, and places created by national and international architectural practices. All events and tours are open to the public, and admission is free of charge. The full programme is available at www.openhousecork.ie