Open House Worldwide

“The Open House concept was founded by Victoria Thornton, in London with the first event taking place in 1992. The aim of Open House is to foster a better understanding of architecture and the built environment outside of the profession, giving citizens and local communities the opportunity to directly engage and explore the contemporary architecture and public spaces within their city. 'Open House' has now been adopted by 22 cities around the world creating an Open House Worldwide family including New York, Rome, Barcelona and Tel Aviv and is still growing, culminating in the first global architecture festival reaching over a million citizens.

Well-designed Buildings and public spaces are vital in creating and sustaining a vibrant city and we saw Open House London as a way of helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements about architecture."

Victoria Thornton OBE Hon FRIBA
Founding Director of Open House London and Open House Worldwide

Open House Worldwide Family