This year’s edition of British Council’s Open House Lagos will take place on April 29 and April 30, 2017.
The first edition which took place in 2016 was the first of its kind in Africa recorded an outstanding success which was reflected by the extensive press coverage, over 1500 volunteer applications, positive feedback from the visitors and building owners.
This year, with 30 buildings and 12 tours spread across two days, Open House Lagos presents an opportunity to see, explore and learn about Lagos’ architecture all for free.
Hence, presenting a platform for Lagos citizens and tourists to 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 revitalizing a city.
“The maiden edition of this festival was well received across demographics, by the media and people who are less knowledgeable about architectural designs and the built environment in general. For us, this was an indication of a growing interest in this field and an inspiration to ensure a repeat of this festival and ultimately, its sustainability.
The continuation of this festival has been fueled by the passion and drive of the Open House Advisory Board, the Open House team, our generous partners and collaborators and the willingness of the building owners to grant access to their buildings. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the weekend’s festivities for Open House Lagos 2017.”
– Ojoma Ochai, Director Arts, British Council Nigeria.
Open House Lagos tells the story of progressive growth of architecture in Lagos, exploring the diverse historical buildings protected for years while unraveling contemporary designs.
You can view a list of the 30 buildings to be showcased in this year’s edition, here.
Open House Lagos 2017 is proudly supported by Pulse.ng, Sterling Bank, BellaNaija, EbonyLifeTV, 360Nobs, Guardian Life, Guardian Arts, The Guardian Newspaper, Accelerate TV, Spice TV, TSA, City FM, OMENKA Magazine.