British Council Open House, Lagos | 29th April – 1st May, 2016
A highly anticipated event in the city’s architectural calendar, Open House Lagos is a unique celebration of the buildings, places and spaces where we live, work and play. It provides an opportunity to see, explore and learn about Lagos’ amazing architecture and design over one weekend.
Mass HOMMS, Nigerian Railway Compound – selected houses, Headquarters Main Office Building (Old Running Shed), Old Running Shed, Illukwe House, Jaekel House, Locomotive Shed, British Council, Ikoyi, Bogobiri House, Ikoyi, Alara Store, Victoria Island, Plot G9, Banana Island, Radisson Blue Hotel, Victoria Island, Malaika Mews, Lekki, Maison Farenheit, Victoria Island, Alara Store, Victoria Island, Freedom Park, Lagos Island, Nestoil Tower, / Fine & Country, Victoria Island, GTBank UNILAG Alumni Building, GTBank, Bayo Kuku, Ikoyi, House A5, Carlton gate, German Consulate, Okotie-Eboh, Carlton Gate, Junaid Dikko house, Makoko Hotspot, Iga Idunganran Palace of the Oba of Lagos, Lagos Island, Legacy buildings, Da Rocha House, Lagos Island, Lumpkin House, Lagos Island, Ilojo Bar/Olaiya House, Lagos Island, St Geroge’s Hall, Vaughan House, Lagos Island, Iya Alaso-Oke Mosque, Lagos Island, Shitta Mosque, Lagos Island, Central Mosque, Lagos Island, Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos Island, Makoko floating school, Makoko, House on The Rock, Victoria Island, Churchgate Towers, Victoria Island, Heritage Place, UNILAG buildings, Senate Building, Guest House, Faculty of Sciences, Fridriech Ebert Foundation Building, Staff House Terrace, VC Lodge, Sterling Bank, Ebute-Metta Hall will all be opening their doors to all, Open House Lagos selection will showcase these beautifully designed residences, innovative infrastructure projects and prestigious civic buildings all for free. It would be focusing on the importance of good design in creating and sustaining a vibrant city, it is a unique opportunity to know on a first hand basis what makes Lagos the great city it is today while creating a platform to be inspired by the power of architecture in transforming the quality of our lives.
Open House Lagos would be telling the story of progressive growth of architecture in Lagos, exploring the diverse historical buildings we have protected for years while unravelling contemporary designs. Lagos citizens will find out more about issues that are relevant to their local area – from the design of homes to the impact of climate change, and the role of architects and contemporary design in revitalising a city.
Highlights of Open House Lagos include: access to some of newest, most innovative constructions in West Africa and many homes of modern and classical architectural distinction. Visitors can also join in themed bus tours led by well-informed, trained tour guides and take home festival memorabilia including the limited edition festival guide.
The Open House Worldwide Family brand was created in 2010, connecting a community of over 30 cities who organise annual events with the same model, and an audience of over 1 million people who participate in Open House events across the globe. The concept’s success is due to it acting as an exemplary model of engagement with a city’s citizens, and a step towards bridging the gap between experts and users.
“Well-designed buildings and public spaces are vital in creating and sustaining a vibrant city and Open House Lagos will enable the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements about the architecture of their city.” – Victoria Thornton OBE (Founder and Director of Open City / Open House Worldwide.
“Open House Lagos is first of its kind in Africa. Architecture in creative sector we have not been known to work in extensively in Nigeria. We have been privileged to gain access to buildings that truly demonstrate the best of Lagos architecture. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the weekend’s festivities for Open House Lagos 2016.” Ojoma Ochai, Director Arts, British Council Nigeria.
Open House Lagos is proudly supported by Sterling Bank Nigeria, City FM, WFM, Spice TV, Guardian TV, The Guardian, Hello Magazine, Mania Magazine, Genevieve Magazine, Wings Magazine, Exquisite Magazine,Guardian Life, Bellanaija, 54 Artistry,Pride Magazine, TSA, Olorisupergal, Olodo Nation, 360 Nobs, Guardian Arts and Pulse NG.
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